memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Archive for March 13, 2012

Tread Softly …

He 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.

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