He wishes for the clothes of Heaven – W.B. Yates

He wishes for the clothes 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.

1899

One of my favourite renditions of this oft abused and misused poem.

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Posted on December 18, 2009, in All Posts, Avid Reader, Poetry, W.B. Yates. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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