William Butler Yeats Quotes

Great works constructed there in nature's spite For scholars and for poets after us, Thoughts long knitted into a single thought, A dance-like glory that those walls begot.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Coole Park, 1929."
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Come, heart, where hill is heaped upon hill: For there the mystical brotherhood Of sun and moon and hollow and wood And river and stream work out their will....
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Into the Twilight."
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Poor men have grown to be rich men, And rich men grown to be poor again, And I am running to Paradise; And many a darling wit's grown dull That tossed a bare heel when at school, Now it has filled an old sock full....
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Running to Paradise."
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. . . you may think I waste my breath Pretending that there can be passion That has more life in it than death,
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "The Grey Rock."
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Who dreamed that beauty passes like a dream? For these red lips, with all their mournful pride, Mournful that no new wonder may betide, Troy passed away in one high funeral gleam, And Usna's children died.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet. The Rose of the World (l. 1-5). . . The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. Richard J. Finneran, ed. (1989) Macmillan.
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Find in middle air An eagle on the wing, Recognise the five That makes the Muses sing.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Those Images."
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A passion-driven exultant man sings out Sentences that he has never thought....
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "VIII. Whence Had They Come?"
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What says the Clock in the Great Clock Tower? And all alone comes riding there The King that could make his people stare, Because he had feathers instead of hair. A slow low note and an iron bell.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Alternative Song for the Severed Head in 'The King of the Great Clock Tower'...."
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There one that ruffled in a manly pose For all his timid heart, there that slow man, That meditative man, John Synge, and those Impetuous men, Shawe-Taylor and Hugh Lane, Found pride established in humility, A scene well set and excellent company.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Coole Park, 1929."
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Out-worn heart, in a time out-worn, Come clear of the nets of wrong and right; Laugh, heart, again in the grey twilight, Sigh, heart, again in the dew of the morn.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Into the Twilight."
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