William Butler Yeats

(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland)

Crazy Jane On God - Poem 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
In the narrow pass:
All things remain in God.

Before their eyes a house
That from childhood stood
Uninhabited, ruinous,
Suddenly lit up
From door to top:
All things remain in God.

I had wild Jack for a lover;
Though like a road
That men pass over
My body makes no moan
But sings on:
All things remain in God.


Comments about Crazy Jane On God by William Butler Yeats

  • Steve Morris (8/8/2016 12:48:00 AM)


    A line is missing from the second verse. It should read...
    Armoured horses neigh
    WHERE THE GREAT BATTLE WAS
    In the narrow pass;
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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