Cloths of Heaven

Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven – 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.

The Tree of Forgiveness, Sir Edward Burne-Jones:

6 thoughts on “Cloths of Heaven

  1. Jennifer says:

    One of the special treats of Museworthy is being presented from time to time with beautiful poetry – though I hope that no one is treading on your dreams …

    • artmodel says:


      Yes, I really enjoy doing these posts and will continue to do them. Although someone is treading on my dreams, I’m sorry to say 😥

      Thanks for your comments.


  2. KLFoster says:

    Beautiful Claudia! This post immediately placed me underneath a crystal clear, blue-black night sky full of stars for some reason? Beautiful…thank you.

    • artmodel says:

      KL!! Nice to hear from you!

      I envision the same kind of thing whenever I read this poem. It’s been a favorite of mine for a very long time. Yeats is awesome.


  3. eh, pretty picture bit… I really enjoy your comments/takes on such. How am I ever going to see it from the model’s P.O.V. if you don’t wax eloquent? 😦

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