Thursday, May 24, 2007

All the words that I write...

If you are not a fan of poetry, then ignore me on Thursdays! I'm going to try to participate in Poetry Thursday for a while. I did not decide to do this early enough to use their writing prompt for this week, but will try to do so some of the time. My first Poetry Thursday post will be a short poem by William Butler Yeats. I love how this poem suggests that we write not only to be heard, but also to offer comfort.

"ALL the words that I utter,
And all the words that I write,
Must spread out their wings untiring,
And never rest in their flight,
Till they come where your sad, sad heart is,
And sing to you in the night,
Beyond where the waters are moving,
Storm-darken'd or starry bright. "

William Butler Yeats.
1865 - 1935

Photo by Haiku, May 12, 2007, Apple Blossoms
Poem copied from A Selection of Poetry (in the public domain)


Rapunzel said...

Beautiful poem, Aisling! And I love the new header on your blog, just gorgeous. You'll have to teach me how to tweak my settings as I am HTML impaired! ;)

Aisling said...

Rapunzel, Thank you! I was going to just add a photo, but decided to go the extra step. It is actually easy, I'll email you some tips this weekend! :)

Rapunzel said...

Aisling, thank you! :)

L.L. Barkat said...

I love the apple blossoms. Exquisite.

Aisling said...

l.l., Thank you. I'll pass that compliment along to my daughter! :)