Treasure Island

William Butler Yeats

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

Poems of William Butler Yeats

381. Two Songs Rewritten For The Tune's Sake 5/17/2001
382. Two Years Later 5/17/2001
383. Under Ben Bulben 5/17/2001
384. Under Saturn 5/17/2001
385. Under The Moon 5/17/2001
386. Under The Round Tower 5/17/2001
387. Upon A Dying Lady 5/17/2001
388. Upon A House Shaken By The Land Agitation 5/17/2001
389. Vacilliation 5/17/2001
390. Veronica's Napkin 5/17/2001
391. What Then? 5/17/2001
392. What Was Lost 5/17/2001
393. When Helen Lived 5/17/2001
394. When You Are Old 5/17/2001
395. Where My Books go 1/3/2003
396. Who Goes With Fergus? 5/17/2001
397. Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad? 5/17/2001
398. Wisdom 5/17/2001
399. Words 5/17/2001
400. Words For Music Perhaps 5/17/2001

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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