Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

William Butler Yeats 1865 (Sandymount) – 1939 (Menton)



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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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABABCDCD
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 328
Words 62
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

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