ivor or ivor.e hogg

(7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Tribute to W.B.Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep
And nodding by the fireside. Take down this book
and slowly read and dream of the soft look.
Your eyes once had and of their shadows deep

William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

A tribute to W.B Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep
and conscious thoughts go in and out.
I am quite sure I have no doubt.
That memories will unbidden creep

And nodding by the fireside. Take down this book
a true record of all that’s been
Everything you’ve done and seen.
It is past time to take another look.

And slowly read and dream of the soft look
you used to see in your lovers eyes.
You are content because you realise.
There is contained within this book

Your eyes once had and of their shadow deep
Are still the same they have not changed.
Constant they have not been re-arranged
All of the memories you chose to keep.

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Submitted: Tuesday, September 01, 2009
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