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William Butler Yeats

(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland)

Poems of William Butler Yeats

1. A Bronze Head 5/15/2001
2. A Coat 5/15/2001
3. A Cradle Song 5/15/2001
4. A Crazed Girl 5/15/2001
5. A Deep-Sworn Vow 5/15/2001
6. A Dialogue Of Self And Soul 5/15/2001
7. A Dramatic Poem 5/15/2001
8. A Dream Of Death 5/15/2001
9. A Drinking Song 5/15/2001
10. A Drunken Man's Praise Of Sobriety 5/15/2001
11. A Faery Song 5/15/2001
12. A First Confession 1/13/2003
13. A Friend's Illness 5/15/2001
14. A Last Confession 1/13/2003
15. A Lover's Quarrel Among the Fairies 1/3/2003
16. A Man Young And Old 5/15/2001
17. A Man Young And Old: I. First Love 1/13/2003
18. A Man Young And Old: II. Human Dignity 1/13/2003
19. A Man Young And Old: III. The Mermaid 1/13/2003
20. A Man Young And Old: IV. The Death Of The Hare 1/13/2003

The White Birds

I WOULD that we were, my beloved, white birds on the foam of the sea!
We tire of the flame of the meteor, before it can fade and flee;
And the flame of the blue star of twilight, hung low on the rim of the sky,
Has awaked in our hearts, my beloved, a sadness that may not die.
A weariness comes from those dreamers, dew-dabbled, the lily and rose;
Ah, dream not of them, my beloved, the flame of the meteor that goes,
Or the flame of the blue star that lingers hung low in the fall of the dew:

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