Quotes by William Butler Yeats

Midnight has come and the great Christ Church bellAnd many a lesser bell sound through the room; And it is All Souls' Night.And two long gla ...

William Butler Yeats All Souls' Day ghosts

The mountain throws a shadow,Thin is the moon's horn; What did we rememberUnder the ragged thorn?Dread has followed longing,And our hearts a ...

William Butler Yeats indecision longing fear

I had not given a penny for a songDid not the poet sing it with such airs That one believed he had a sword upstairs;Yet would be now, could ...

William Butler Yeats poetry poets flamboyance life

I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray, I hear it in the deep heart's ...

William Butler Yeats lakes water

All things can tempt me from this craft of verse:One time it was a woman's face, or worse The seeming needs of my fool-driven land;Now nothi ...

William Butler Yeats poetry poets distraction youth

I broke my heart in twoSo hard I struck. What matter? for I knowThat out of rock,Out of a desolate source,Love leaps upon its course. ...

William Butler Yeats love barrenness origins

When my arms wrap you round I pressMy heart upon the lovelinessThat has long faded from the world.... ...

William Butler Yeats beauty love representation

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;There mid ...

William Butler Yeats lakes

But all is changed, that high horse riderless,Though mounted in that saddle Homer rode Where the swan drifts upon a darkening flood. ...

William Butler Yeats change Homer poetry poets

What brought them there so far from their home,Cuchulain that fought night long with the foam, What says the Clock in the Great Clock Tower? ...

William Butler Yeats heroes and heroism people and places

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