Sunday, January 17, 2010

"Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by William Butler Yeats

Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
by William Butler Yeats

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.


  1. The Other Katie (WHO IS NEVER SIGNED IN!!)January 17, 2010 at 10:57 PM

    Nice. Yeats wrote some cool stuff. *runs off to find poem by Yeats that I know I have somewhere...*

  2. R. A., who isn't saigned in either! said...

    That's all I've read by him, and I don't even remember how I found it! But I'm definitely reading more! :)

  3. OK, The Second Coming by him is good although rather creepy and, obviously, apocalyptic. And Sailing To Byzantium is another cool one. ;)
    (I'm signed in today! Aren't you proud of me?)

  4. Yessss! Poems! I was running out! I'll read those ASAP!