Little Miss Splendid

Remembrance of Things Past, Seize the Day, and In Search of Beauty and Joy

Great Irish Poet – William Butlier Yeats (1865-1939) April 17, 2010

Filed under: Favourites,Literature and Poetry — Violet @ 11:33 pm
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WHEN YOU ARE OLD


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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