William Butler Yeats

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

William Butler Yeats Poems

1. When You Are Old 5/17/2001
2. He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven 5/15/2001
3. A Crazed Girl 5/15/2001
4. A Drinking Song 5/15/2001
5. The Second Coming 5/17/2001
6. A Coat 5/15/2001
7. A Faery Song 5/15/2001
8. The Lake Isle Of Innisfree 5/17/2001
9. A Dream Of Death 5/15/2001
10. Sailing To Byzantium 5/16/2001
11. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death 5/15/2001
12. Youth And Age 5/17/2001
13. A Dialogue Of Self And Soul 5/15/2001
14. Brown Penny 5/15/2001
15. Love's Loneliness 1/13/2003
16. A Deep-Sworn Vow 5/15/2001
17. A Cradle Song 5/15/2001
18. A First Confession 1/13/2003
19. A Man Young And Old: I. First Love 1/13/2003
20. Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven 1/3/2003

The White Birds

I WOULD that we were, my beloved, white birds on the foam of the sea!
We tire of the flame of the meteor, before it can fade and flee;
And the flame of the blue star of twilight, hung low on the rim of the sky,
Has awaked in our hearts, my beloved, a sadness that may not die.
A weariness comes from those dreamers, dew-dabbled, the lily and rose;
Ah, dream not of them, my beloved, the flame of the meteor that goes,
Or the flame of the blue star that lingers hung low in the fall of the dew:

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