William Butler Yeats

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

William Butler Yeats Poems

81. The Spirit Medium 5/17/2001
82. The Sorrow Of Love 5/17/2001
83. The Song Of Wandering Aengus 5/17/2001
84. The Song Of The Old Mother 5/17/2001
85. The Song Of The Happy Shepherd 5/17/2001
86. The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters 1/13/2003
87. The Shadowy Waters: The Harp of Aengus 1/13/2003
88. The Shadowy Waters: Introductory Lines 1/13/2003
89. The Shadowy Waters 5/17/2001
90. The Seven Sages 5/17/2001
91. The Secret Rose 5/17/2001
92. The Second Coming 5/17/2001
93. The Scholars 5/17/2001
94. The Saint And The Hunchback 5/17/2001
95. The Sad Shepherd 5/17/2001
96. The Rose Tree 5/17/2001
97. The Rose Of The World 5/17/2001
98. The Rose Of Peace 5/17/2001
99. The Rose Of Battle 5/17/2001
100. The Rose in the Deeps of his Heart 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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