World Poetry Day 2016

As today is World Poetry Day I thought I’d share my personal favorite by the wonderful W.B. Yeats –

Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

W. B. Yeats, 18651939

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,   
Enwrought with golden and silver light,   
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths   
Of night and light and the half light,   
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;   
I have spread my dreams under your feet;   
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
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God Bless Harry Sisley

Two brothers fall into murky water

two young boys sink to deep soft silt.

A hand delves deep and saves young Harry.

God bless Harry Sisley.

But a brother’s love is a force too strong

and instinct sends young Harry back

down through the foul brown murky water

low towards the deep soft silt.

God bless Harry Sisley.

Salvation strikes just once this day,

no hand no rope no rescue comes.

Two young souls sink to deep soft silt.

God bless Harry Sisley.

None remains of the brothers’ form,

no skin no shell no human husk,

just a plaque upon a wall in Postman’s Park.

God bless Harry Sisley.

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