William Butler Yeats Quotes

Whatever flames upon the night Man's own resinous heart has fed.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet. The Resurrection: Songs from a Play (l. 31-32). . . The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. Richard J. Finneran, ed. (1989) Macmillan.
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"All men live in suffering I know as few can know, Whether they take the upper road Or stay content on the low...."
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "The Wild Old Wicked Man."
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Laughter not time destroyed my voice And put that crack in it, And when the moon's pot-bellied I get a laughing fit....
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "VII. The Friends of His Youth."
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He loved strange thought And knew that sweet extremity of pride That's called platonic love, And that to such a pitch of passion wrought Nothing could bring him, when his lady died, Anodyne for his love.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "All Souls' Night."
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He fought the might of England And saved the Irish poor, Whatever good a farmer's got He brought it all to pass; And here's another reason, That Parnell loved a lass.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Come Gather Round Me, Parnellites."
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Soldier, scholar, horseman, he, As 'twere all life's epitome. What made us dream that he could comb grey hair?
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "In Memory of Major Robert Gregory."
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But, dear, cling close to me; since you were gone, My barren thoughts have chilled me to the bone.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Reconciliation."
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Draw round beloved and bitter men, Draw round and raise a shout; The ghost of Roger Casement Is beating on the door.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "The Ghost of Roger Casement."
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The Roman Empire stood appalled: It dropped the reins of peace and war When that fierce virgin and her Star Out of the fabulous darkness called.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet. The Resurrection: Songs from a Play (l. 13-16). . . The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. Richard J. Finneran, ed. (1989) Macmillan.
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"Not to die on the straw at home, Those hands to close these eyes, That is all I ask, my dear, From the old man in the skies." Day-break and a candle end.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "The Wild Old Wicked Man."
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