William Butler Yeats

[W.B. Yeats] (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland)

William Butler Yeats Poems

1. To A Wealthy Man Who Promised A Second Subscription To The Dublin Municipal Gallery If It Were 1/1/2004
2. The Indian To His Love 5/17/2001
3. The Lady's Second Song 5/17/2001
4. The Poet Pleads With The Elemental Powers 5/17/2001
5. The Death of Cuchulain 6/13/2015
6. Two Songs Rewritten For The Tune's Sake 5/17/2001
7. The Wanderings Of Oisin: Book Iii 1/3/2003
8. The Statesman's Holiday 5/17/2001
9. The Spirit Medium 5/17/2001
10. The Gift Of Harun Al-Rashid 5/17/2001
11. Tom O'Roughley 5/17/2001
12. Under The Round Tower 5/17/2001
13. The Happy Townland 5/17/2001
14. Veronica's Napkin 5/17/2001
15. Three Songs To The Same Tune 5/17/2001
16. The Indian Upon God 5/17/2001
17. The Three Monuments 5/17/2001
18. The Ragged Wood 5/17/2001
19. Tom At Cruachan 1/13/2003
20. The Wanderings Of Oisin: Book Ii 1/3/2003
21. The Nineteenth Century And After 5/17/2001
22. The Spur 5/17/2001
23. The Results Of Thought 5/17/2001
24. The Mountain Tomb 5/17/2001
25. To A Poet, Who Would Have Me Praise Certain Bad Poets, Imitators Of His And Mine 5/17/2001
26. To Songs Of A Fool 5/17/2001
27. The Lover Speaks To The Hearers Of His Songs In Coming Days 5/17/2001
28. The Statues 5/17/2001
29. Those Images 5/17/2001
30. The Old Age Of Queen Maeve 5/17/2001
31. To A Wealthy Man Who Promised A Second Subscription To The Dublin Municipal Gallery If It Were Proved The People Wanted Pictures 5/17/2001
32. The Realists 5/17/2001
33. Upon A Dying Lady 5/17/2001
34. The New Faces 5/17/2001
35. The Peacock 1/13/2003
36. Under Saturn 5/17/2001
37. Vacilliation 5/17/2001
38. The Two Kings 5/17/2001
39. The People 5/17/2001
40. The Wanderings Of Oisin: Book I 1/3/2003

Comments about William Butler Yeats

  • Hania (4/15/2018 12:49:00 PM)

    I need Urdu translation of poems of yeats

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  • Manasa kisan (1/10/2018 10:48:00 PM)

    This poem is very nice and prosperity.

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/9/2015 10:53:00 AM)

    Yeats Obituary - from The New York Times - January 29,1939:

    Nice, France, Jan.29. - The death of William Butler Yeats, famous Irish poet and playwright, occurred yesterday near Mentone. Mr. Yeats, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1923, was 73 years old.
    Mentone, France, Jan.29 (AP) . - Mr. Yeats died in the little French Riviera town of Roquebrune, after a short illness, at a boarding house where he and his wife had been staying.
    He will be buried tomorrow at Roquebrune. It was expected, however, that eventually the poet's body would be removed to his native Ireland.
    Mr. Yeats arrived in Roquebrune early last month in ill health. He suffered repeated heart attacks, and was able to take only short walks in the gardens of the house where he stayed. He had been confined to his bed since Tuesday.

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (6/13/2015 1:45:00 PM)

    “Yeats matters today in the way that Shakespeare or Jonson or Dickinson matter, ” says the critic and poet James Longenbach. “He's inseparable from what we understand the medium of the English language is capable of producing on the page.”

    TS Eliot called Yeats one of those few whose history is the history of their own time, who are a part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them.

  • Deniz Atay Deniz Atay (8/16/2014 9:53:00 AM)

    W.B. Yeats is one of the closest poets (friends) to me. Words are insufficient to describe his poetry and legacy - you just have to live (and love) him...

  • S B (5/5/2014 5:43:00 PM)

    Classic and modern touches in his poetry. A Bronze Head is a very good poem of his.

  • Jack Growden Jack Growden (11/1/2013 1:00:00 AM)

    Brilliant poet! ! The greatest of his era in my opinion.

  • Dan Prichard (6/13/2012 3:11:00 AM)

    We made this short film, inspired by Yeats' 'When you are old and grey', here: http: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=qyDEEQoVqjY&feature=plcp The film explores the power of poetry and the experience of first love, using Yeats' work as its text. Hope you enjoy.

Best Poem of William Butler Yeats

When You Are Old

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
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Read the full of When You Are Old


O but there is wisdom
In what the sages said;
But stretch that body for a while
And lay down that head
Till I have told the sages
Where man is comforted.

How could passion run so deep
Had I never thought
That the crime of being born
Blackens all our lot?
But where the crime's committed
The crime can be forgot.

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