Quotes by William Butler Yeats

I sigh that kiss you,For I must ownThat I shall miss youWhen you have grown. ...

William Butler Yeats lullabies partings maturation

Some moralist or mythological poetCompares the solitary soul to a swan; I am satisfied with that,Satisfied if a troubled mirror show it,Befo ...

William Butler Yeats soul proof beauty

After Stéphane Mallarmé, after Paul Verlaine, after Gustave Moreau, after Puvis de Chavannes, after our own verse, after all our subtle colo ...

William Butler Yeats avant-garde

Be secret and exult,Because of all things knownThat is most difficult. ...

William Butler Yeats secrecy joy competition

I know that QuietWanders laughing and eating her wild heart Among pigeons and bees, while the Great Archer,Who but awaits His hour to shoot, ...

William Butler Yeats quiet expectation

I, too, awaitThe hour of thy great wind of love and hate. When shall the stars be blown about the sky,Like the sparks blown out of a smithy, ...

William Butler Yeats apocalypse the expectation

Where has Maid Quiet gone to,Nodding her russet hood? The winds that awakened the starsAre blowing through my blood. ...

William Butler Yeats quiet

The angels are stoopingAbove your bed;They weary of troopingWith the whimpering dead. ...

William Butler Yeats lullabies angels

A living man is blind and drinks his drop.What matter if the ditches are impure? What matter if I live it all once more? ...

William Butler Yeats life impurity

Though pedantry denies,It's plain the Bible meansThat Solomon grew wiseWhile talking with his queens.... ...

William Butler Yeats women Solomon values

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