William Butler Yeats

About William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of twentieth-century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served as an Irish Senator for two terms, and was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others.

“When You Are Old”

By |2021-01-11T20:10:02-06:00August 16th, 2015|Categories: Literature, Poetry|

When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; […]

“The Four Ages of Man”

By |2021-01-11T20:04:49-06:00March 8th, 2015|Categories: Literature, Poetry|

He with body waged a fight, But body won; it walks upright. Then he struggled with the heart; Innocence and peace depart. Then he struggled with the mind; His proud heart he left behind. Now his wars on God begin; At stroke of midnight God shall win. […]

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