This week, Ailsa asks us to share images which fit the theme, ‘Soft’. I have never touched a cloud, but they always look to me, as soft as a pillow. When I was thinking of clouds and sky, the beautiful poem, “The Cloths of Heaven,” by W.B. Yeats, came into my mind. It was set to music, by the American composer Z. Randall Stroope and I spent many hours practising it, when I used to take singing lessons.
“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.” ~W.B. Yeats (1865–1939)
This soft little angel is my 3-year-old granddaughter. 🙂
To see Ailsa’s lovely soft images, and other entries for the theme, click here.
The perfect post! What a beautiful little angel!
Thanks, Naomi. I love this pic of her. 🙂
“The Cloths of Heaven” is perfect for this entry. I could feel the softness of the clouds envelope me…hear the music you once played and then see that precious granddaughter who brightens your world. Heavenly!
Thanks Lynne, for your lovely, comment. You made me see my post through your eyes. 🙂
Beautiful skies – and your lovely grandchild of course!
Thanks so much, 🙂
Perfect AD! Your grandaughter is precious 🙂
Thanks so much. She is adorable. 🙂
Love the bookends in this post. 🙂
Thanks, Frank. 🙂
I adore clouds and your images are gorgeous. The Yeats’ poem is the perfect accompaniment. What a precious child your little granddaughter is! A delight! Thanks for a great share!
Thanks, Judy. I love that poem, and my little granddaughter is too sweet. 😀
She is adorable and i love the way you interspersed the clouds photos with poetry… Inspired! 😉
Thanks so much, Elizabeth. 😀
Your little granddaughter is SO beautiful!
I love the poem – it is one of my favourites 😉
Thanks, Dianne. Yes, I love that poem too. 🙂
Beautiful pictures! I particularly like the little bug! 😛
Thanks, ioanna. 🙂
WOW! What a fascinating moments of the sky… Your little angel is so lovely, Blessing her. Thank you dear AD, love, nia
Thanks so much, dear nia. Love to you too. 🙂
Thanks for visiting me, Mekala. 🙂
Super series Sylvia! Cuteness factor is off the charts on that last photo. 😀
Thanks, Phil. She is a little sweetie-pie. 🙂
I love clouds and sky. Can never get enough of them. I think I’d photograph them every day if I could. Lovely photos.
Thanks so much, Emily. They are always beautiful.
Your granddaughter is precious!!
The photos are amazing in this post!! Love them, specially the first one!!
Thanks so much, Pablo. 🙂 The first sunset was over the Venice Lagoon.
those clouds are beautiful but the one of you granddaughter – how precious is that
Thanks, Jo. 🙂
So angels and clouds really do go together 🙂
It would appear so, TA. 🙂
fantastic entry, love your granddaughters halloween costume, beautiful! G 🙂
Thanks, Giana. She’s too cute. 🙂
Lovely photos. Your granddaughter is truly a little angel.
Thanks, LuAnn. 🙂
Awesome! Love the different depictions of your clouds. That soft princess is just too cute:-)
Thanks so much, cocoa. She is adorable, most of the time. 🙂
Hi AD, another great post and what a beautiful granddaughter 🙂
Thanks, Chris. 🙂
So beautifully interpret the Sift with you pics and the poem. Your granddaughter is just precious.
Thanks, Amy. 🙂
Haven’t looked at Yeats since school and he was a favourite then…Love the skies and especially little angel!!
Thanks so much, Lisa. 🙂
What a beautiful little angel, poem and delightfully “soft” photographs.
Thanks, Marianne. 🙂
Beautiful post and love your little angel
Thanks so much, Dallas. 🙂
It’s a beautiful poem and a clever interpretation of the theme sylvia. 🙂
Thanks, Adrian. 🙂
Happy Sunday to you AD.
Thanks, footsy. You too. 🙂
I remember flying, aged 14, and being allowed into the cockpit. The clouds looked so solid, a little niggle of fear sat in my stomach each time we hit one, but of course they were soft.
Nice memory, Tilly. Glad you enjoyed my post. 🙂
Lovely post AD.
Thanks so much, granny. 🙂
what a beautiful little angel! I think we should all ‘tread softly’.
Thanks, Gilly. Yes, we should. 🙂
such a lovely granddaughter you have ! I believe she must be a angel to you!
Thanks so much, Sydney. Love her to bits. 🙂
Lovely photos as usual…
Thanks, bdt. 🙂
There are angels among us…
🙂 I like that.
A truly beautiful post AD 😉
Thanks, 68. 🙂
Beautiful granddaughter, lovely photos. Having gmail problems can’t seem to connect, but fortunately saw you on Facebook. In general SA seems to be in for internet problems today, or at least Cape Town.
Thanks so much, newsy. Hope your internet problems are sorted now. The reliable and fast internet here, is brilliant. 🙂
Your sunset images are beautiful, and your granddaughter is precious!
Thanks so much, Elisa. 🙂
Thanks, Steve. Have you posted lately? I haven’t had any notifications. 😦
YW 🙂 No,haven’t had much to post-what little riding Nick and I have been doing is basically laps around the (trailer) park,less than 5 miles at a time,and no pics,LOL! Still anxiously waiting for Brown Santa (UPS 😉 ) to deliver the new 29″er SS project,supposed to be here sometime Tuesday,so I’ll be posting about htat then as well 🙂
Hope that Brown Santa doesn’t disappoint. 🙂
Me too,LOL! The bike is still site-unseen by my eyes. All told after shipping and all it wound up being a bit more than expected ($287.50 shipped)…and if I just ran to the lBS and bought new the items that I KNOW it to need,it would have been about the same to have ordered the brand-shiney-new Gravity G29 (the front suspension model),but I digress,even if I must sandblast and powdercoat (pssshhhht! I’ll just rattle-can spray paint it 😛 ),and I’ll be pulling the remaining parts off the beloved Bandersnatch to build it up (not leaving it bare-frame,I’ll swap the parts around),and I digs a project anyways 😉 Besides,if I were to have bought the G29,this would be the frame I would have been buying next year to upgrade to 😛
Nick and I actually just got back from a mini-road ride (literally 10 minutes ago) of around 6 miles around the area back roads. I doubt I’ll post about it-no pics and low mileage-but one never knows 😛
That sounds like you’ve got some work to do,Steve, but I’m sure you’ll make a good job of it. ^ miles sounds quite a nice ride. I think I could manage that. 😀
I know you could 🙂
Lovely and fitting as always… especially given the soft little angel at the end…
I love and enjoy your blog very much, too!
Thanks so much, dear Gunta. xx
What a beautiful way to illustrate your photos with a poem. Your granddaughter is divine!
Thanks, SueAnn. 🙂
Love the Yeats poem (so perfect for the challenge!) and your beautiful cloud pictures. And your little angel is darling! I especially love the photo itself, with the soft movement that makes her look truly like a heavenly being. 🙂
Thanks for your lovely comment, Cathy. I agree with you about the photo. 🙂
Love your photos tied to the beautiful poem and graced by your lovely little angel of a granddaughter.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. 🙂