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.