William Butler Yeats

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

William Butler Yeats Poems

361. A Lover's Quarrel Among The Fairies 1/3/2003
362. Down By The Salley Gardens 5/15/2001
363. Before The World Was Made 1/13/2003
364. A Man Young And Old 5/15/2001
365. A Prayer For My Daughter 5/15/2001
366. Never Give All The Heart 5/15/2001
367. The Stolen Child 5/17/2001
368. A Man Young And Old: Iii. The Mermaid 1/13/2003
369. Leda And The Swan 5/15/2001
370. A Friend's Illness 5/15/2001
371. An Acre Of Grass 5/15/2001
372. The Sorrow Of Love 5/17/2001
373. After Long Silence 1/3/2003
374. Byzantium 5/15/2001
375. A Last Confession 1/13/2003
376. Easter, 1916 1/13/2003
377. A Bronze Head 5/15/2001
378. The Song Of Wandering Aengus 5/17/2001
379. A First Confession 1/13/2003
380. Love's Loneliness 1/13/2003
381. Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven 1/3/2003
382. A Deep-Sworn Vow 5/15/2001
383. A Drunken Man's Praise Of Sobriety 5/15/2001
384. A Man Young And Old: I. First Love 1/13/2003
385. A Cradle Song 5/15/2001
386. A Dialogue Of Self And Soul 5/15/2001
387. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death 5/15/2001
388. Youth And Age 5/17/2001
389. A Dream Of Death 5/15/2001
390. Sailing To Byzantium 5/16/2001
391. Brown Penny 5/15/2001
392. A Faery Song 5/15/2001
393. The Lake Isle Of Innisfree 5/17/2001
394. A Coat 5/15/2001
395. The Second Coming 5/17/2001
396. A Crazed Girl 5/15/2001
397. A Drinking Song 5/15/2001
398. He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven 5/15/2001
399. When You Are Old 5/17/2001
Best Poem of William Butler Yeats

The Fascination Of What's Difficult

THE fascination of what's difficult
Has dried the sap out of my veins, and rent
Spontaneous joy and natural content
Out of my heart. There's something ails our colt
That must, as if it had not holy blood
Nor on Olympus leaped from cloud to cloud,
Shiver under the lash, strain, sweat and jolt
As though it dragged road-metal. My curse on plays
That have to be set up in fifty ways,
On the day's war with every knave and dolt,
Theatre business, management of men.
I swear before the dawn comes round again
I'll find the stable and pull out the bolt.

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An Acre Of Grass

PICTURE and book remain,
An acre of green grass
For air and exercise,
Now strength of body goes;
Midnight, an old house
Where nothing stirs but a mouse.

My temptation is quiet.
Here at life's end

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