Decorating, A Pie and A Poem

17 Dec

We’ve had a lovely day catching up, as we have been away, on decorating for Christmas, starting with the tree and later baking mince pies.

Our birch tree

My fairy near the top of the tree

Later I used the leftovers trimmings to top a pie for our supper.

Chicken and mushroom pie

A favourite poem popped into my head this afternoon – He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by W. B. Yeats. I have loved  it  for many years and I hope you like it too.

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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4 responses to “Decorating, A Pie and A Poem

  1. pramegha

    April 18, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    The tree is beautiful.
    Yeats is a great poet, the poem is fantastic.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Thank you for your comment, much appreciated. 🙂

  2. saymber

    December 18, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Lovely post Sally – your tree with it’s new crafted angel is lovely and the pie to pretty to cut into! The poem is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  3. nrhatch

    December 18, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Glad you found the perfect spot for your suffragette angel!


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