Tread Softly Because You Tread on my Dreams...

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
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.
-W.B. Yeats


Char said...

i have never read the passage, only the quote. so beautiful.

L.L. Barkat said...

That is one of my favorite poems.

Loved the Billy Collins you left for me too! :)

And, yes, I would barter. Email me and we can figure it out. llbarkat[at]yahoo[dot]com

suvarna mollerup said...

this is one of those poems that stays with you and now this image will paired with it. lovely

S. Etole said...

Yes, tread softly indeed ... dreams can be so very fragile.

Laura said...


I'm using one of your photos in my post for HCB tomorrow! It's the book club post entitled Sky-cradle.

Thank you for sharing your gifts with us!