Thursday, 29 January 2009

A Favourite poem

I have nothing to post on Allotments or planting today, so decided to share a favourite poem.

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with the golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...


William Butler Yeats

4 comments:

Anna said...

One of my favourites Mo along with his beautiful poem 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' . We studied the poetry of Yeats at school, and I still have a book of his poetry in my bookshelf. It's seen better days but I can't bear to part with it :)

Maureen said...

Aah I'm glad you love it too Anna.
"The Lake Isle of Innisfree" is in a way more appropriate for an Allotmant blog ! seeing as he mentions -nine bean rows will I have, there and a hive for the honey bee.:)

Leigh Rastivo said...

Hi Mareen,
I LOVE this poem. Yeats is one of my favorite poets. Has been since I was 18 years old.
That's another reason I love my grandson's name, Oisin. Yeats wrote about Oisin the warrior poet of Irish legend. An excerpt:

O wandering Oisin, the strength

of the bell-branch is naught,

For there moves alive in your fingers the fluttering sadness of earth.

Then go through the lands in the saddle and see what

the mortals do . . .

– William Butler Yeats, from The Wanderings of Oisin

Just more common ground for us, Maureen!

Take care,
Leigh

Maureen said...

Hi Leigh, thank you for the comment, I'm so glad you like Yeats as well, and thanks for the excert from "Oisin" like I said before that is such a lovely name.