Thus, the poem ends, with a desperate eagerness for a response. As he wishes for the cloths, so does he wish he could gain the love of the woman which is unattainable. He Wishes for 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. Yeats fell deeply in love with her but she turned down at least four marriage proposals from him; and instead married Major John MacBride. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years Yeats served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Then i wish u my friend success whatever life brings ur way. Repetition is also an important factor when discussing about poetry.
What is imaginary is the way they are described, and it only needs a Cyrano de Bergerac, with his gift for poetic speech, to point out their beauty as the couple gaze upwards together. For the poet to spread his dreams under feet, he is giving himself to the woman. In 1889, Yeats met Maud Gonne, an English-born Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress. It has lived with me since then and at 72 years of age remains to me as the most beautiful love poem. The poet use of alliteration is effective as it creates a pleasant picture of the different beautiful colours being combined together to give an unimaginable beauty.
Nevertheless, it captures the struggle of every person that has ever been in love with one who would not love them back. It is believed he fell in love with and courted a woman, Maud Gonne for nearly three decades, before discovering her involvement with another man. The lights signify the beauty of the heavenly bodies the sun and moon even as they both give lights at different times of the day, so will she be an illuminator of light. The presenter has only dreams, therefore he gives them all to his love. The irony is that the embroidered cloths already exist in the sky above the lovers, and therefore could be shared.
And how can body, laid in that white rush, But feel the strange heart beating where it lies? The writer creates a very soft rhyming melody having a melody, almost like harmonize song. Alliterations in 'dreams', 'cloths', 'ft' and 'equipment and lighting', repetition of looks, indicate that this rhyming was intentional because of the repeated words. The uprising was unsuccessful, and most of the Irish republican leaders involved were executed for treason. It was for my lady, now my wife, and we both cherish it. Throughout the poem, Yeats concentrates on those colours, especially different hues of the sky, its different blues, representing the duration of time or times constantly changing, but throughout all the changes the sky still remains angelic and marvellous.
There is no self preservation with true love. To me, this is writing at its best: beautiful words, ordered with care to create a universal, timeless and moving poem. Yet, the underlying factor in both the poems is Love. The last two lines denote that he has made himself delicate, susceptible of troubled out of love by demonstrating all his dreams and really wants to her, hanging around anxiously to se her reaction. Both the poems bring out different aspects of love. The poet makes it known to the woman he loves. Based on this myth, the poem by Yeats describes the rape of Leda by Zeus in the form of a swan.
It is the most famous poem of his first published poetry collection The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems; and is regarded as one of his most important early works. In the case of William B. Her love would be to him a priceless possession. He largely renounced the transcendental beliefs of his youth, though he remained preoccupied with physical and spiritual masks, as well as with cyclical theories of life. The colour also gives a description of the sky. Being so caught up, So mastered by the brute blood of the air, Did she put on his knowledge with his power Before the indifferent beak could let her drop? In psalms 104:3 God Makes the clouds his chariot. It is written in the form of a Petrarchan sonnet and combines psychological realism with a mystic vision.
Please tell me about it in the comments! Giving all he has leaves him vulnerable, which is a mark of true love. It really describes love so pure therefore deep, offering so easy-to-understand words. Here are the 10 most famous poems by W. God is portrayed to be so open, so loving and forgiving. He ends the poem with a warning note as she never can tell what her actions would do to his dreams so she should tread upon it softly.
As a conclusion, it can be argued that the poem has a poignant effect since many of what used have a strong meaning about love. Sailing to Byzantium uses a journey to Byzantium as a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Street children do not deserve to grow up in such horrid conditions. When You Are Old is written from the perspective of a young person imaging the one who rejected his love, when she is old. Although he is vulnerable, he is not completely careless. The style, major content and terms changes, as we can easily compare and recognize the difference between the poem from the Shakespearean age and the poem from the 21 st century.
The poem is notable as being a famous work of the Irish Literary Revival movement which aimed to create distinct art and literature that was Irish in origin rather than one that adhered to the standards set by the English. He then turns to analysing his present condition in old age and the value of life itself. Category Tag , , , , Editor Post navigation Company. He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven — W. The extreme vulnerability Yeats shows within the last line can be an amazing end. Mortality, and the worth of human life, are among the major themes of the poem. Or will the outcome be more favorable? Will she heed the cry from the heart of a poor man in love and softly handle his dream to be with her? Hence, the plight of homeless children, their suffering and their pain is brought out in this Dialectal song Day panel Collins.
However to see this as a prayer balances out all the elements captured in the 8 lines without holding all elements of the poem together. And since being mortal i can only make this prayer dream to the Almighty to grant u success. What greater gift could anyone wish to give to another but their dreams, with the gentle hope that they would tread softly upon them? It was for my lady, now my wife, and we both cherish it. This shows how much in love he feels on the inside for this woman that he would place her on a pedestal. Aedh appears in several works by Yeats as a pale and lovelorn man.