Tiny Tomato, Bella Ciao and Tread Softly

08 Jun

We have some cherry tomato plants in a hanging basket and today I noticed a couple of tiny tomatoes!

Tiny Tumbling Red Tomatoess

Tiny Tumbling Red Tomatoess

I have just come home from singing with The Inglehearts and the lovely Mr S greeted me with, “You look happy!” and of course I am – I have just been singing and we finished with the rousing Bella Ciao. Click here for a version for you to listen to.

Driving home I heard one of my all time favourite poems, The Cloths of Heaven by W B Yeats, being read on BBC Radio 4.


Had I the heaven’s 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.

W. B. Yeats

What a beautiful way to round off the day!


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3 responses to “Tiny Tomato, Bella Ciao and Tread Softly

  1. Hariod Brawn

    June 18, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I love Anthony Hopkins reading of Yeats’ poem; so if it is permissible . . .

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 19, 2015 at 6:53 am

      Thank you so much. This is, indeed, a lovely reading of beautiful words. Of course it is permissible! Thank you too for the follow. 🙂

  2. john zande

    June 8, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Forgot to thank you, too, Sally. Remember that poem by Naomi Shihad you posted, I used it in the book. It was perfect!


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