After Long Silence

Speech after long silence; it is right,
All other lovers being estranged or dead,
Unfriendly lamplight hid under its shade,
The curtains drawn upon unfriendly night,

by William Butler Yeats Click to read full poem

Comments about After Long Silence

Kunzang 29 Oct 2018 07:51
WHY use a robot to read this?
Edward Kofi Louis 19 Aug 2016 05:14
It is right! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Susan Williams 19 Aug 2016 05:06
Personally the more silence the better- - old fools think that their accumulation of years have made them incredibly wise, young fools think their youth fresh and incredibly intelligent.
Ratnakar Mandlik 19 Aug 2016 09:12
A beautifully envisioned great poem lauding speaking after a long silence and the experience and maturity given by old age to the persons who were immature and ignorant during youth.
John Richter 19 Aug 2016 07:45
That's a very sophisticated way to place a romantic memory... Age has tarnished me. Romanticism is created only in the mind. And young love is nothing more than lust. And why not? Sex is wonderful. Until you get tired of your partner for this or that. Love is only tolerance. Romanticism only veils that.
Chukwuebuka Adebayo 19 Aug 2016 01:50
Speech After long silence is wise. Good Morny From Nigeria.
Andrew Hoellering 02 Oct 2009 07:23
This is a wonderful poem. The lamplight is unfriendly because the lovers have been around but now are both old. The night is unfriendly because they can no longer go a' roving under the light of the moon. The concluding lines tell us that both recognise that wisdom is the product of age and experience. For the young, love is the be-all and end-all, sufficient in itself unto the day.