The Author William Butler Yeats

He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven


Okay, hate to be sentimental, but this is the very first poem that I added to American Literature. I am a big fan of the movie, 84, Charing Cross Road. 'Nuff said about that. This is a beautiful poem. Enjoy it.

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.

This poem is featured in our selection of 100 Great Poems.

Here is Anthony Hopkins, reading He Wishes For The Cloths of Heaven from the movie 84, Charing Cross Road.


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