He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven



William Butler Yeats was born in 1865. An Irish poet and dramatist, he has become one of the most prominent figures in twentieth century literature. He studied at the Metropolitan School of Art. Some of his first poems were published in the Dublin University Review. He fell in love with Maud Gonne, an ardent Irish nationalist,



He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
William Butler Yeats was born in 1865. An Irish poet and dramatist, he has become one of the most prominent figures in twentieth century literature. He studied at the Metropolitan School of Art. Some of his first poems were published in the Dublin University Review. He fell in love with Maud Gonne, an ardent Irish nationalist, after meeting her in 1889, and continued to be under her spell
for most of his life.His love was not reciprocated, however, and his repeated marriage proposals to her were rejected each time. In 1923, W.B Yeats received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in 1939.
‘He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’ by W.B

Yeats 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


Tuesday, December 2nd 2008
W.B. Yeats
           


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