When You Are Old, by William Butler Yeats

When you are old and gray 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.
(William Butler Yeats)

© WVE and Ireland, MS and Me, 2011-2013. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to WVE and Ireland, MS and Me with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

About these ads

5 Comments

  1. Pingback: A book, a book, my kingdom for a book! | Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me

Penny for your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Dr. Kent

Herbal Specialist

dorothymooreblog

This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees

Chris Brake Show Podcast

Independent Indianapolis Podcast [Talk Radio Show]

craftedincarhartt

a blog about women who do amazing things

Rizhen Topic

Art, Culture, Quotes, love, Sport, Trending Topic

The Red Rush Blog

Nitric Oxide Performance Shot

Fiction All Day

Writing and Life ~ by David Ben-Ami

Im ashamed to die until i have won some victory for humanity.(Horace Mann)

havau22/ IF YOU CAN'T BE THE POET, BE THE POEM...LIFE IS NOT A REHERSAL,SO LIVE IT.

joanjordan

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

Neuroskeptic's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Shane O'Mara's Blog

brains, behaviour, society

The Irish Brain Council

A voice for all areas of brain science in Ireland

Fevered Crenellations

Short stories, memoirs, and thoughts to get me thinking about eventually writing a book.

Sam Flegal

Illustration

Riley Amos Westbook

A fantasy Author with too much free time on his hands.

My Blog

A fine WordPress.com site

LeeLeeBot

Adventures in Brain/Cyborg Surgery

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,140 other followers

%d bloggers like this: