But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet Tread softly because you tread on n dreams.
William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)
Source: The Wind Among the Reeds, 1899, He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven.
Contributed by: Zaady
In dreams begins responsibility.
Source: Responsibilities, 1914, epigraph (from an old play)
The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.
And pluck till time and times are done The silver apples of the moon The golden apples of the sun.
Source: The Wind Among the Reeds, 1899, The Song of Wandering, Aengus, st.
Art bids us touch and taste and hear and see the world, and shrinks from what Blake calls mathematic form, from every abstract form, from all that is of the brain only.
Source: The Cutting of an Agate, 1912.
If there's no hatred in a mind Assault and battery of the wind Can never tear the linnet from the leaf
Source: Michael Robartes and the Dancer , 1921. A Prayer for My Daughter
At midnight on the Emperor's pavement flit Flames that no faggot feeds, nor steel has lit.
Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. Byzantium
I heard the old, old men say "All that's beautiful drifts away Like the waters."
Source: the Seven Woods, 1904. The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water
For such, Being made beautiful overmuch, Consider beauty a sufficient end, Lose natural kindness and maybe The heart-revealing intimacy That chooses right, and never find a friend. r
Hurrah for revolution and more cannon-shot! A beggar upon horseback lashes a beggar on foot. Hurrah for revolution and cannon come again! The beggars have changed places, but the lash goes on.
Source: Last Poems, 1936–1939, The Great Day
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