William Butler Yeats

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

To His Heart, Bidding It Have No Fear


BE you still, be you still, trembling heart;
Remember the wisdom out of the old days:
Him who trembles before the flame and the flood,
And the winds that blow through the starry ways,
Let the starry winds and the flame and the flood
Cover over and hide, for he has no part
With the lonely, majestical multitude.

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

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