William Butler Yeats

The Magi – Yeats, William Butler

The Magi – Yeats, William Butler

The Magi – Yeats, William Butler Now as at all times I can see in the mind’s eye, In their stiff, painted clothes, the pale unsatisfied ones Appear and disappear in the blue depth of the sky With all their ancient faces like rain-beaten stones, And all their helms of silver hovering side by si...

He Wishes For The Clothes Of Heaven

He Wishes For The Clothes 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 softl...

The Lake Isle Of Innisfree

The Lake Isle Of Innisfree

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the mor...

No Second Troy

No Second Troy

Why should I blame her that she filled my days With misery, or that she would of late Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways, Or hurled the little streets upon the great, Had they but courage equal to desire? What could have made her peaceful with a mind That nobleness made simple as a fire, ...

He Wishes For The Clothes Of Heaven

He Wishes For The Clothes 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 softl...

The Secret Rose By William Butler Yeats

The Secret Rose By William Butler Yeats

The Secret Rose by William Butler Yeats Far-off, most secret, and inviolate Rose, Enfold me in my hour of hours; where those Who sought thee in the Holy Sepulchre, Or in the wine-vat, dwell beyond the stir And tumult of defeated dreams; and deep Among pale eyelids, heavy with the sleep Men have name...

Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven By William Butler Yeats

Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven By William Butler Yeats

Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven by William Butler Yeats 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...

Crazy Jane And God By William Butler Yeats

Crazy Jane And God By William Butler Yeats

Crazy Jane and God by William Butler Yeats That lover of a night Came when he would, Went in the dawning light Whether I would or no; Men come, men go; All things remain in God. Banners choke the sky; Men-at-arms tread; Armoured horses neigh Where the great battle was In the narrow pass: All things ...

He Wishes For The Clothes Of Heaven By William Butler Yeats

He Wishes For The Clothes Of Heaven By William Butler Yeats

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 softl...

A Drunken Man’s Praise Of Sobriety By William Butler Yeats

A Drunken Man’s Praise Of Sobriety By William Butler Yeats

A Drunken Man’s Praise of Sobriety by William Butler Yeats Come swish around, my pretty punk, And keep me dancing still That I may stay a sober man Although I drink my fill. Sobriety is a jewel That I do much adore; And therefore keep me dancing Though drunkards lie and snore. O mind your feet...

Sailing To Byzantium By William Butler Yeats

Sailing To Byzantium By William Butler Yeats

Sailing to Byzantium by William Butler Yeats I. That is no country for old men. The young In one another’s arms, birds in the trees — Those dying generations — at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever is bego...

The Lake Isle Of Innisfree By William Butler Yeats

The Lake Isle Of Innisfree By William Butler Yeats

The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace come...

The Blessed By William Butler Yeats

The Blessed By William Butler Yeats

The Blessed by William Butler Yeats Cumhal called out, bending his head, Till Dathi came and stood, With a blink in his eyes, at the cave-mouth, Between the wind and the wood. And Cumhal said, bending his knees, “I have come by the windy way And learn to pray when you pray. “I can bring ...

No Second Troy By William Butler Yeats

No Second Troy By William Butler Yeats

Why should I blame her that she filled my days With misery, or that she would of late Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways, Or hurled the little streets upon the great, Had they but courage equal to desire? What could have made her peaceful with a mind That nobleness made simple as a fire, ...

The Dawn By William Butler Yeats

The Dawn By William Butler Yeats

The Dawn by William Butler Yeats I would be ignorant as the dawn That has looked down On that old queen measuring a town With the pin of a brooch, Or on the withered men that saw From their pedantic Babylon The careless planets in their courses, The stars fade out where the moon comes. And took thei...

The Everlasting Voices By William Butler Yeats

The Everlasting Voices By William Butler Yeats

The Everlasting Voices by William Butler Yeats O sweet everlasting Voices, be still; Go to the guards of the heavenly fold And bid them wander obeying your will, Flame under flame, till Time be no more; Have you not heard that our hearts are old, That you call in birds, in wind on the hill, In shake...