Saturday, November 27, 2021

Love floating in the balloons.

 


The Balloon of the Mind
Hands, do what you’re bid,
Bring the balloon of the mind
That bellies and drags
In the wind,
Into its narrow shed.
Wm. B. Yeats



A Drinking Song
Wine comes in at the mouth
And Love comes in at the eyes.
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift my glass to my mouth, I look at you and I sigh.
Wm. B. Yeats

Enjoy, and follow the balloons.

This is a post from October 14, 2013. WB Yeats is my favorite poet.


21 comments:

  1. I'm a Yeats fan too! And yes, the balloon of the mind does have a narrow shed indeed.

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  2. I have never read Yeats, I reckon my teachers weren't Irish. Strange I don't remember him. He should have been in my 'interest era' he died 11 days after I was born.
    But lemme tell you, balloons can steal my mind anytime I see one soaring. Never been up there, but always wanted to be THAT FREE!
    Love it and the poetry.
    Sherry & jack smiling in FL

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    1. We saw 4 balloons on T-Giving, so beautiful in a blue sky.

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  3. I'm growing old but don't plan on dying. So far so good.

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  4. There is something exciting and thrilling about seeing a balloon up in the sky.

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    1. There is. In June, Temecula has a massive air balloon event, along with wine.



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  5. How very true, especially as I'm about to reach my mid eighties and in these terrible times, hugs...

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  6. "Bring the balloon of the mind into its narrow shed"
    Wouldn't that produce (ha) 'narrow-mindedness'?

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  7. Wine comes in at the mouth
    And Love comes in at the eyes.


    ❤️ this.

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  8. A narrow shed, or through the narrow gate and into the wide world of His love?

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  9. We have a balloon festival every June and I really enjoy seeing those beauties floating along! It's sort of magical!

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  10. That is an impressive chalk sketch.

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  11. God, I have had to battle with some stray computer glitch to get this stupid computer to comment on your blog! I was afraid I did something to make you mad- until it spread to not being able to comment on MY blog! Hopefully that's done... now let me "back-issue" you! Sometimes I "Look at my computer and sigh..."

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!