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Poem of the Day

January 12, 2008

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

from "The Wind Among the Reeds"
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.

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Now scroll down to read everyone else's comments.

JoanS     1/13/2008 5:11:33 PM
love the way you read the poem, Wayne. It made me think of Vincent.

Nancy     1/13/2008 1:49:00 PM
Tomorrow I'll listen. For now, gratitude, WFOL Committee, for this tender word portrait. It's stunning. It's Vincent. It's all who love.

Steffennie (walkingmiracle)     1/12/2008 10:59:49 PM
Great poem! Love the reader's voice!

Joanne Bilodeau     1/12/2008 10:43:15 PM
That was so beautiful. Happy Winterfest everyone.

Michelle Serrano     1/12/2008 9:20:17 PM
Loved the poem it was very sweet.Happy Winterfest.

Penny     1/12/2008 6:33:34 PM
Beautifully done! Thanks so much.

Gabriella     1/12/2008 5:15:17 PM
Beautiful!!! Thank you! Happy Winterfest

Melissa Collins     1/12/2008 4:25:52 PM
Oh, wow... you read Yeats so well, I loved it! Happy Winterfest!!

mini     1/12/2008 12:39:18 PM
Once again Wayne....Your voice was made for reading poetry. Gives me goosebumps.

Nancy Collins     1/12/2008 10:39:58 AM
I love it. Happy Winterfest!

carrie     1/12/2008 8:22:50 AM
happy winterfest

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