The Fool That I Am

(Mixed media. Gouache and acrylic ink on paper, 31 x 41 cm/12 x 16 inc)

Inspired by William Butler Yeats' (1865-1939) poem "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.

For Illustration Friday - "Poem".

I love poetry, and this poem in particular, even if it was difficult to choose one poem among all my favourite ones. In the end, I rather think the painting chose the poem instead of the other way around. :)

Disclaimer: Unfortunately, it was difficult to take a good photograph of this painting. I hope you get the picture (heh, pun intended), though.

2 kommentarer:

Hélène Deroubaix sa...

love that poem beautiful!
and that blue is wonderful,inviting!
pretty interesting artwork, thanks for your visit at my blog

carra sa...

Helene: Thanks! It is a beautiful, beautiful poem! I am happy to see that you enjoyed the blue shades, I worked really hard with them, seeing as they were important for the feeling I wanted to convey.