All perform their tragic play, There struts Hamlet, there is Lear.
William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)
Source: Last Poems, 1936–1939, Lapis Lazuli, st. 2.
Contributed by: Zaady
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
Unwearied still, lover by lover, They paddle in the cold Companionable streams or climb the air; Their hearts have not grown old.
Source: The Wild Swans at Coole 1919. The Wild Swans at Coole, st. 4
Lord, what would they say Did their Catullus walk that way?
Source: The Wild Swans at Coole 1919. The Scholars, st. 2
The fascination of what's difficult Has dried the sap out of my veins, and rent Spontaneous joy and natural content Out of my heart.
Source: The Green Helmet and Other Poems, 1910. The Fascination of What's Difficult
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.
Source: The Land of Heart's Desire, 1894, l. 48
Down the mountain walls From where Pan's cavern is Intolerable music falls. Foul goat-head, brutal arm appear, Belly, shoulder, bum, Flash fishlike; nymphs and satyrs Copulate in the foam.
Source: Last Poems, 1936–1939, News for the Delphic Oracle
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