A Faery Song

i{Sung by the people of Faery over Diarmuid and Grania,}
i{in their bridal sleep under a Cromlech.}

WE who are old, old and gay,
O so old!
Thousands of years, thousands of years,
If all were told:
Give to these children, new from the world,
Silence and love;
And the long dew-dropping hours of the night,
And the stars above:
Give to these children, new from the world,
Rest far from men.
Is anything better, anything better?
Tell us it then:
Us who are old, old and gay,
O so old!
Thousands of years, thousands of years,
If all were told.

by William Butler Yeats

Comments (11)

............would love to see this poem actually sung by fairies in a movie....that would be so cool....enjoyed...
I like it so cool! ! ! ! (^_^)
I am young, O' and I am young. Sing, I write this song, I write it down. Gay once I was, thou lay me down and as I rest O' lay me down. is it poetry
Good wish fires the time with its white and serene flames. It contaminates the human thought during thousand and thousands years..... Playing the same tune now we all in the front.....Marvelous, Magnificent the piece of word-art.
Now we are talking poets. William Butler Yeats the cream of the crop. Excellent as are all his works.
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