Treasure Island

William Butler Yeats

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

Poems of William Butler Yeats

321. The Sorrow Of Love 5/17/2001
322. The Spirit Medium 5/17/2001
323. The Spur 5/17/2001
324. The Statesman's Holiday 5/17/2001
325. The Statues 5/17/2001
326. The Stolen Child 5/17/2001
327. The Three Beggars 12/31/2002
328. The Three Bushes 5/17/2001
329. The Three Hermits 5/17/2001
330. The Three Monuments 5/17/2001
331. The Tower 5/17/2001
332. The Travail Of Passion 5/17/2001
333. The Two Kings 5/17/2001
334. The Two Trees 5/17/2001
335. The Unappeasable Host 5/17/2001
336. The Valley of the Black Pig 1/3/2003
337. The Valleys Of The Black Pig 5/17/2001
338. The Wanderings of Oisin: Book I 1/3/2003
339. The Wanderings of Oisin: Book II 1/3/2003
340. The Wanderings of Oisin: Book III 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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