The Land of Faery, Where nobody gets old and godly and grave, Where nobody gets old and crafty and wise Where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue.
William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)
Source: The Land of Heart's Desire, 1894, l. 48
Contributed by: Zaady
But what is Whiggery? A leveling, rancorous, rational sort of mind That never looked out of the eye of a saint Or out of a drunkard's eye.
Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. The Seven Sages
Upon the brimming water among the stones Are nine-and-fifty swans.
Source: The Wild Swans at Coole 1919. The Wild Swans at Coole, st. I
To the waters, and the wild, with a Faerie, hand in hand, for the world is more full of weeping . . . than you can understand.
All perform their tragic play, There struts Hamlet, there is Lear.
Source: Last Poems, 1936–1939, Lapis Lazuli, st. 2.
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.
Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. Vacillation, III
The unpurged images of day recede; The Emperor's drunken soldiery are abed; Night resonance recedes, night-walkers' song After great cathedral gong.
Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. Byzantium
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass Alone, important and wise, And lifts to the changing moon His changing eyes. The Wild Swans at Coole 1919. The Cat and the Moon
Source: The Wild Swans at Coole 1919. The Cat and the Moon
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