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He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

Rating: 4.5
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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M Asim Nehal 01 February 2021
A positive vibe poem of the day.
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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 31 January 2021
Beautiful poem by Yeats. All can dream whether rich or poor. But to tread carefully
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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 January 2021
A very good choice, the best choice as The Classic Poem Of The Day. This Beauty of a poem deserves the highest rate. To My Favourites too. Yeats my most favourite poets of all times.5 Stars!
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 30 January 2021
Wonderful poem with a meaningful message. Powerful closure line.
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Google whatever 30 January 2021
My dreams are destroyed by my love
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Suryendu Chaudhury 02 October 2020
The devotion to love is the highest degree of love that is finally realized in devotion.
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Michael Walker 30 June 2020
A tremendous last line: ' Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.' A poor person cannot afford expensive, embroidered cloths as a gift, but has only his dreams to offer.
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rtdrdt 11 November 2019
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unicorn 29 April 2020
super bad and horrible
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Chinedu Dike 08 November 2019
Well expressed thoughts and feelings. A beautiful work of art.
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Unnikrishnan E S 27 October 2019
Yeats has brought out the contrasting images here. The rich-poor divide. The poem opens with the haughty richness indicated by the Cloths of Heaven” embroidered in gold and silver light. But then it turns out that it is just a dream. The poor has only dreams to spread before the world. So, ” tread softly” is the message to the rich, because, it is on the dreams of the poor that you, the rich, tread.... Very poignant write.
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