I drappi ricamati del cielo

Ivor Gurney (28 agosto 1890 - 1937): The Cloths of Heaven, testo di William Butler Yeats. Ian Partridge, tenore; Jennifer Partridge, pianoforte.

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.


Ivor Gurney