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Yeats [by George Charles Beresford, 1911]

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
by William Butler Yeats
from The Wind Among the Reeds (London: Elkin Mathews, 1899)


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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