Happy birthday, William

In honor of the birthday of Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), here is Z. Randall Stroope’s choral setting of Yeat’s poem “The Cloths of Heaven.”

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.

4 Responses to Happy birthday, William

  1. You just don’t encounter “enwrought” in everyday parlance anymore.

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  2. Lovely. Happy Birthday, William. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  3. Ubi Dubium says:

    I’ve met Z. Randall Stroope! My chorus commissioned a piece from him some years back, and he came up for the concert weekend.

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