Friday, April 1, 2011

tread softly



"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."
William Butler Yeats
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

6 comments:

Kerri said...

~ Lovely ~

Country Girl said...

This has filled my heart with gladness and taken away my sadness.
Love Yeats.

Mary said...

Love Van Morrison, :)

SKC said...

Lovely work.

Lesley said...

Beautiful, beautiful image, Mary!
This is my all time favourite poem-I have the words inscribed on a ring I wear every day!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

The lovely, dreamy picture goes so well with Yeats' words -- beautifully done.