He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Original Text

Yeats, William Butler. W. B. Yeats: Selected Poetry: 35. Ed. by A. Norman Jeffares. London: Macmillan, 1968.

1Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
2Enwrought with golden and silver light,
3The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
4Of night and light and the half-light,
5I would spread the cloths under your feet:
6But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
7I have spread my dreams under your feet;
8Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Publication Start Year
Publication Notes

, 1899

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