Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, HE WISHES FOR THE CLOTHS OF HEAVEN, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS



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HE WISHES FOR THE CLOTHS OF HEAVEN, by         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths
Last Line: Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Variant Title(s): Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven
Subject(s): Life Change Events; Love


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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