‘He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’ by William Butler Yeats

He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven by William Butler Yeats

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

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.”

                                                   William Butler Yeats

Niall on the BBC: A few steps from China to Afghanistan can mean a difference of 3.5 hours, but….

In a story dated Wednesday, 12 December 2007 regarding the decision by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to move the clocks back by 30 minutes the article noted:

“Such (time) differences can create curious patterns – travellers can lose, or gain, three-and-a-half hours with a few footsteps when crossing the border between China and Afghanistan, for example……

….. For example you’ll see that China has a huge landmass that straddles about four or five hours’ worth of time zones and yet there is only one – Beijing time.

This means that the inhabitants of western China have dark mornings and light evenings if they follow the time on the clock.”

To which your’s truly commented:

“Perhaps it is hypothetically true that “travellers can lose, or gain, three-and-a-half hours with a few footsteps when crossing the border between China and Afghanistan.” But there is no border crossing between China and Afghanistan, nor is there any road; the terrain is impassable to all but expert, well-equipped mountaineers.” 

Niall, Hangzhou, China

Thus marking the first official endorsement of Niallism by the BBC

Source: BBC and Niall

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7138191.stm

Niall on the BBC: A few steps from China to Afghanistan
Niall on the BBC: A few steps from China to Afghanistan

I was going to write an email to you, but I realise written words are just letters of the alphabet – meaningless!

Words are very unnecessary,
They can only do harm.
Vows are spoken; To be broken.
Feelings are intense,
Words are trivial,
Pleasures remain; So does the pain
Words are meaningless,
And forgettable.
All I ever wanted,
All I ever needed,
Is here in my arms.
Words are very unnecessary,
They can only do harm; Enjoy the silence.
Words are meaningless