Treasure Island

William Butler Yeats

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

His Bargain


Who talks of Plato's spindle;
What set it whirling round?
Eternity may dwindle,
Time is unwound,
Dan and Jerry Lout
Change their loves about.
However they may take it,
Before the thread began
I made, and may not break it
When the last thread has run,
A bargain with that hair
And all the windings there.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: change, hair, time, running

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (His Bargain by William Butler Yeats )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

New Poems

  1. In A Bad Shape, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. The Fragrance Of Knowledge, Edward Kofi Louis
  3. When you look at me, The Princess
  4. Regularly, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. Abominable, Edward Kofi Louis
  6. Kicking The Down And Out, Terence G. Craddock
  7. Wau Bulan Wau Bintang, Ismim Putera
  8. A Planet Of The Step-Mother, Muhammad Shanazar
  9. A Message Of Peace, Muhammad Shanazar
  10. Innocence, Muhammad Shanazar

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Burns

When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phoebus gies a short-liv'd glow'r,
Far south the lift,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Pope

 
[Hata Bildir]