He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven Poem by William Butler Yeats

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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kay C Cheng 21 September 2009

Beautiful, evocative, simple, sincere and vulnerable.

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Jake Hitchcock 03 March 2009

How to change your life in 40 seconds! Sit and read this poem...Blithe was right on the poems' succinctness...whew! big word fer me...but perfect! I have been lookin fer this poem for 10 years now! Never used the puter to track it down until this morning! THANKS POEMHUNTER!

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Blithe Spirit 10 January 2009

The succinctness, rhythm and sentiment make this, in my view, one of the most perfect poems ever written

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Vivian Griffiths 22 August 2008

only 8 lines yet it seems like an epic, i`m welsh and love poetry and this poem is fabulous.

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* Sunprincess * 09 June 2014

..........oh this is so wondrous...to love some one so much to include them in all of your dreams.....truly speaks of an amazing love.....

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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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