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Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Random Thought

I must be feeling a bit misanthropic, therefore, I need a little poetry.

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven - 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.

And because it will be a full moon tonight...

To the Moon- by Rainer Maria Rilke

Moon, svelte person,
who makes you pregnant
every month?
And who makes you always
engrossed in your pregnancy
--almost terrestrially?

You attract the blood
of our pubescent virgins.
But what do you mother
twelve times a year?

Shall we raise your light
offspring in ourselves?
Inside me I found a soft
candle decorated with gilt
which I think suits your taste.


  1. I so often feel like I don't have the time or the patience to read poetry, but reading these, they take me to a welcomed creative place. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Wow! Those are awesome.

    The one by Yeats particularly hit my heartstrings.

  3. Beautiful. I especially like the second one.

  4. I just started reading Rilke - amazing stuff. What a poet!

  5. Honestly, I had no idea Rilke wrote that. I've got to read more of his poetry now.

  6. Thanks all. I love Yeats and Rilke. Yeats because in his early years he was such a romantic. Rilke because he had such a deep compassionate understanding of the plight of womanhood.

  7. These are beautiful...I love the thought of spreading your dreams under your loved ones feet...that is so touching...

  8. These poems are really beautiful.


Your Random Thoughts are most welcome!