thought for the week


                            by William Butler Yeats (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.


5 thoughts on “thought for the week

  1. I so love that poem. Especially “The blue and the dim and the dark cloths/Of night and light and the half light”. I used to have this one memorized, and really need to dust it off.


  2. Have you seen the BBC mini series, “Sex, Chips and Rock ‘n Roll?” It’s about two sisters growing up in Manchester, England in the 60’s. This poem is recited several times to good effect. It was also spoken in an episode of “Ballykissangel.” I never tire of hearing it. BTW, that’s my favorite line, too :)!


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