William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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When You Are Old

Rating: 4.7
WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim Soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
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COMMENTS
Stuart Munro 07 December 2020
My youths first poet journey was with Butler Yeats, when I lived in Dublin in 1970 You had a poets Bar, you would go down the steps to this bar, poets souls congregate With alchohol fused conversations about poetry, sitting around on bar chairs It was an enlightening experience for a young man,
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Bjpafa Meragente 28 October 2020
Old and grey and full of sleep, many happens to feel it, or an anticipation of it, and those loves lost that new can not renewed or unfortunately be...as I can sense or imagination builds up for me, or my demise.
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Suryendu Chaudhury 02 October 2020
Love transcends ages and self love is a necessary quality to love fellow beings.
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Sarah Shahzad 06 January 2020
Such beautiful work..! i really enjoy it, thank for sharing.. :)
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Michael Walker 05 December 2019
Quite a touching poem of love and remembrance.
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Poep Poeperd 14 November 2019
this poem is my favorite poem, truly touching!
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Chinedu Dike 08 November 2019
A poignant work of art written with clarity of thought and mind.
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Andrew Blakemore 26 October 2019
Yeats was such a great poet
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Prativa Dey 23 September 2019
Thanks all
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Suratha Kumar Rout 08 September 2019
Nice. A poem with great value. Thanks for sharing. 10+++++++
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