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 Volume 1.18 This View’s Poetry June 10, 2002 


    He tells of a Valley full of Lovers    
         
   

I dreamed that I stood in a valley, and amid sighs,
For happy lovers passed two by two where I stood;
And I dreamed my lost love came stealthily out of the wood
With her cloud-pale eyelids falling on dream-dimmed eyes:
I cried in my dream, O women bid the young men lay
Their heads on your knees, and drown their eyes with your hair,
Or remembering hers they will find no other face fair
Till all the valleys of the world have been withered away.

   
         
    W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)    
    Collected Works: Volume I: The Poems (1989) # 62
ed. Richard J. Finneran
   

    He tells of the perfect Beauty    
         
   

O cloud-pale eyelids, dream-dimmed eyes
The poets labouring all their days
To build a perfect beauty in rhyme
Are overthrown by a woman’s gaze
And by the unlabouring brood of the skies:
And therefore my heart will bow, when dew
Is dropping sleep, until God burn time,
Before the unlabouring stars and you.

   
         
    W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)    
   

Collected Works: Volume I: The Poems (1989) # 63
ed. Richard J. Finneran

   

    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.

   
         
    W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)    
    Collected Works: Volume I: The Poems (1989) # 74
ed. Richard J. Finneran
   

    Triad    
         
    From the Silence of Time, Time’s Silence borrow.
In the heart of To-day is the word of To-morrow.
The Builders of Joy are the Children of Sorrow.
   
         
    William Sharp (1856-1902)    
    Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse p. 400    



 Volume 1.18 This View’s Poetry June 10, 2002 





The View from the Core, and all original material, © E. L. Core 2002. All rights reserved.

Cor ad cor loquitur J. H. Newman — “Heart speaks to heart”