William Butler Yeats

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

To be Carved on a Stone at Ballylee


I, the poet William Yeats,
With old mill boards and sea-green slates,
And smithy work from the Gort forge,
Restored this tower for my wife George;
And may these characters remain
When all is ruin once again.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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