He 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.

by William Butler Yeats

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A wonderful poet❣️
OMG that was my first Yeates poem, mind blowing. Pure GENIUS
Conductor Of The HEXHAM Male Voice Choir in U.K.we had a lovely arrangement of Cloths Of Heave
This poem was also quoted by Anthony Hopkins in the film 84 Charing Cross Road. It was haunting and beautiful. Hearing him recite the words with that smooth velvet voice of his lead to my learning the poem by heart and making it my favourite of all time. The poem is short, but oh so sweet.
Very true a poor can only dream big and get none yet win all.
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