Follow Sunlit Uplands by E-Mail

Friday, August 5, 2011

W.B. Yeats: The Cloths of Heaven

A short video homage to "Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven," by William Butler 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.


The reading is by Sir Anthony Hopkins, in a scene from the 1987 film "84 Charing Cross Road." The music is by harpist Claire Roche, from her album "Dancing in the Wind," and is excerpted from "The Salley Gardens."
 
 
Post a Comment