The Cloths of Heaven
for soprano voice, oboe (or clarinet, or saxophone, or violin, or viola) and piano
- Duration 3'
privately commissioned as a wedding gift
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)