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:

      Jennifer,

      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 ūüė•

      Thanks for your comments.

      Claudia

  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.

      Claudia

  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? ūüė¶

    • artmodel says:

      Jim,

      I don’t know if I’m eloquent ūüėõ but William Butler Yeats certainly is. Now the model’s point of view, THAT I can provide!

      Claudia

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