He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by William Butler Yeats

A new film by Dutch artist Pat van Boeckel, featuring some stunning footage from Morocco. Yeats’ poem, originally known as Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven at first publication in 1899, also appeared

in the films Equilibrium, 84 Charing Cross Road and the Korean film Dasepo Naughty Girls. The poem is recited by the character Brendan in the final episode of season 3 of the BBC series Ballykissangel.

The Wikipedia article goes on to list multiple musical settings and uses in novels. Being well out of copyright surely has something to do with that.

Van Boeckel is a regular at Moving Poems, and you can watch more of his videopoems on his website.

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