No man has ever lived that had enough Of children's gratitude or woman's love.
William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)
Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. Vacillation, III
Contributed by: Zaady
Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.
Source: The Green Helmet and Other Poems, 1910. A Drinking Song
Though leaves are many, the root is one; Through all the lying days of my youth I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun Now I may wither into the truth.
Source: The Green Helmet and Other Poems, 1910. The Coming of Wisdom with Time
Words alone are certain good.
Source: Crossways, 1889, The Song of the Happy Shepherd
Be secret and exult, Because of all things known That is most difficult.
Source: Responsibilities. To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing
Under bare Ben Bulben's head In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid.
Source: Last Poems, 1936–1939, Under Ben Bulben
see T. S. Eliot, 'Yeats the Poet' and W. H. Auden, 'Yeats the Poet'
I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Source: He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (1899)
The true faith discovered was When painted panel, statuary, Glass-mosaic, window-glass, Amended what was told awry By some peasant gospeler.
Source: The Tower, 1928. Wisdom
Homer is my example and his unchristened heart.
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