Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cloak of clouds

For anyone passing through a bad time. Just another reminder that better times always comes by the hand of intelligence and sensibility. There in the north, today it ends the winter.

'What do you make so fair and bright?'

'I make the cloak of Sorrow:
O lovely to see in all men's sight
Shall be the cloak of Sorrow,
In all men's sight.'

'What do you build with sails for flight?'

'I build a boat for Sorrow:
O swift on the seas all day and night
Saileth the rover Sorrow,
All day and night.'

What do you weave with wool so white?'

'I weave the shoes of Sorrow:
Soundless shall be the footfall light
In all men's ears of Sorrow,
Sudden and light.'

William Butler Yeats, "The cloak, the boat and the shoes".


Deb said...

Yes, and there is light in the darkness. I am thankful that my bad times are in the past.

runnerfrog said...

I never saw light until after the darkness, and I'm glad that your bad times passed.

itzktb said...

"In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."

~Albert Camus

Beautiful clouds, Christian, thank you.

runnerfrog said...

You are surely welcome, although it's not clear what's there to thank. We humans are so mutually influential that there are thousands of things to thank to others within a day; living a happy life and ethically correct might be the fastest and most effective way to thank to our influences for what they have done. Most of the times it is not incorrect to give ourselves for already thanked ;-)

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