William Butler Yeats

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

William Butler Yeats Poems

121. Introductory Lines (The Shadowy Waters) 1/1/2004
122. The Winding Stair And Other Poems 5/17/2001
123. Slim Adolescence That A Nymph Has Stripped, 12/31/2002
124. To The Rose Upon The Rood Of Time 5/17/2001
125. The Lady's First Song 5/17/2001
126. Colonus' Praise 5/15/2001
127. What Was Lost 5/17/2001
128. The Rose Of Battle 5/17/2001
129. On A Picture Of A Black Centaur By Edmund Dulac 5/15/2001
130. The Ghost Of Roger Casement 5/17/2001
131. The Gyres 5/17/2001
132. The Delphic Oracle Upon Plotinus 1/13/2003
133. The Old Men Admiring Themselves In The Water 5/17/2001
134. He Reproves The Curlew 5/15/2001
135. His Bargain 1/13/2003
136. King And No King 5/15/2001
137. The Living Beauty 5/17/2001
138. Responsibilities - Introduction 1/13/2003
139. Shepherd And Goatherd 1/13/2003
140. The Lover Tells Of The Rose In His Heart 5/17/2001
141. The Chambermaid's Second Song 1/13/2003
142. Hound Voice 5/15/2001
143. The Winding Stair 1/1/2004
144. Colonel Martin 5/15/2001
145. The Heart Of The Woman 5/17/2001
146. Crazy Jane Reproved 1/13/2003
147. The Chambermaid's First Song 5/17/2001
148. The Dedication To A Book Of Stories Selected From The Irish Novelists 1/13/2003
149. Crazy Jane On The Day Of Judgment 1/13/2003
150. Under Ben Bulben 5/17/2001
151. Old Tom Again 1/13/2003
152. Form The Green Helmet And Other Poems 5/15/2001
153. He Hears The Cry Of The Sedge 5/15/2001
154. The Blessed 5/17/2001
155. Michael Robartes And The Dancer 1/3/2003
156. The Collar-Bone Of A Hare 5/17/2001
157. The Everlasting Voices 5/17/2001
158. The Lover Mourns For The Loss Of Love 5/17/2001
159. Statistics 5/16/2001
160. Symbols 5/17/2001

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

    This poem is very nice and prosperity.

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  • Sarah Barry Sarah Barry (3/31/2017 7:10:00 AM)

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • Barbara Nixon Barbara Nixon (4/12/2012 12:55:00 PM)

    William Butler Yeats is my favourite poet, he captures a mystique and depth in his poetry that touches my soul.

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  • Sacheeka Benaragama (2/11/2012 10:52:00 PM)

    these poems are very good for childre like us

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Best Poem of William Butler Yeats

A Drinking Song

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.

Read the full of A Drinking Song

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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