William Butler Yeats

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

The Everlasting Voices


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 shaken boughs, in tide on the shore?
O sweet everlasting Voices, be still.

Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001
Edited: Thursday, May 17, 2001

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