A beautiful Yeats poem

//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W.B._Yeats

36. Aedh 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—-

Yeats, William Butler. “Aedh Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven”. The Wind Among the Reeds. New York: J. Lane, The Bodley Head, 1899; Bartleby.com, 1999. www.bartleby.com/146.

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One Response

  1. I love this poem!!! I recall the moment that Sean Bean is reading it and quotes it, before getting killed (in that amazing movie, a rare and exceptional blend of Huxley’s A Brave New World, Orwell’s 1984 and the Matrix – all in one, “Equilibrium”…)

    I’m not crazy about Yeats but Aedh… wow… you gotta love this poem…! Thanks for posting it.

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