He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

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.
William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats

W.B. Yeats is one of the key literary figures of the late 19th-20th century, an Anglo-Irishman who headed the Irish literary revival, served in Ireland's Senate, won the Nobel Prize for Literature (1923), and produced some of the greatest English-language poetry of the period. 

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