He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven is the final song of Lowell Liebermann's song cycle A Poet to His Beloved, Op. 40.

Date: 1993Composer: Lowell LiebermannText: William Butler YeatsSong Collection: A Poet to His Beloved, Op. 40

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He 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.

Recordings

Liebermann: Complete Chamber Music For Flute

(Lowell Liebermann and William Butler Yeats)

2003

Songs of Lowell Liebermann

(Lowell Liebermann)

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