William Butler Yeats

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

Poems of William Butler Yeats

181. Paudeen 5/15/2001
182. Peace 5/15/2001
183. Politics 5/15/2001
184. Presences 5/15/2001
185. Quarrel In Old Age 5/15/2001
186. Reconciliation 5/15/2001
187. Red Hanrahan's Song About Ireland 5/15/2001
188. Remorse For Intemperate Speech 5/15/2001
189. Responsibilities - Closing 1/13/2003
190. Responsibilities - Introduction 1/13/2003
191. Running To Paradise 5/15/2001
192. Sailing To Byzantium 5/16/2001
193. September 5/16/2001
194. September 1913 1/3/2003
195. Shepherd And Goatheard 5/16/2001
196. Shepherd And Goatherd 1/13/2003
197. Sixteen Dead Men 5/16/2001
198. Slim adolescence that a nymph has stripped 5/16/2001
199. Slim adolescence that a nymph has stripped, 12/31/2002
200. Solomon And The Witch 5/16/2001

Her Anxiety

Earth in beauty dressed
Awaits returning spring.
All true love must die,
Alter at the best
Into some lesser thing.
Prove that I lie.

Such body lovers have,
Such exacting breath,
That they touch or sigh.
Every touch they give,
Love is nearer death.
Prove that I lie.

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