The Cloths of Heaven

  • for soprano voice, oboe (or clarinet, or saxophone, or violin, or viola) and piano

  • Duration 3'


by W B Yeats

privately commissioned as a wedding gift


sheet music (PDF with permission to print or download) available from via this website: GBP 3.50

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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 (1865-1939)