Friday, 24 October 2008

Yeats


A delightful new friend of mine, Claire, (ain't the internet great!) was curious and thoughtful enough to seek out the source of my blog title. Silly me; I never thought to quote the full source...but what a great idea...Anything by Yeats is worth quoting in full measure. When we are over sixty we can make these definitive statements without qualification or apology or diffidence...

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

2 comments:

persephone said...

I was touched Marylou to read that I am considered a new friend and to see that you have included Yeat's whole beautiful poem !
I look forward to each new entry in your wonderful blog. I already have a list of authors to research, thanks to you. Again, thank you for the inspiration, Claire

Starzz said...

Oh..I am so happy you two share the same interests ...and that I had a hand in the connection.