DREAM OF A BLESSED SPIRIT
by: W.B. Yeats
- LL the heavy days are over;
- Leave the body's coloured pride
- Underneath the grass and clover,
- With the feet laid side by side.
- One with her are mirth and duty;
- Bear the gold-embroidered dress,
- For she needs not her sad beauty,
- To the scented oaken press.
- Hers the kiss of Mother Mary,
- The long hair is on her face;
- Still she goes with footsteps wary
- Full of earth's old timid grace.
- With white feet of angels seven
- Her white feet go glimmering;
- And above the deep of heaven,
- Flame on flame, and wing on wing.
POEMS BY W.B. YEATS
'Dream of a Blessed Spirit' is reprinted
from An Anthology of Modern Verse. Ed. A. Methuen. London:
Methuen & Co., 1921.