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When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats posted by
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Last edited: Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2010



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A beautiful poem to the memory of love and youth. Yeats, an Irish poet, loved three different women in his lifetime. Each inspired his poetry in a different way.

 

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;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true ,
But one man loved the pilgrim Soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

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Reviewed by Keith Rowley
That is one of the most beautiful verses I have ever read. Thank you.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
I see now what you mean by reflections of my poem posting.
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