Who is William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet, dramatist, writer and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and became a pillar of the Irish literary establishment who helped to found the Abbey Theatre. In his later years he served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free State.

A Protestant of Anglo-Irish descent, Yeats was born in Sandymount and was educated in Dublin and London and spent childhood holidays in County Sligo. He studied poetry from an early age, when he became fascinated by Irish legends and the occult. These topics feature in the first phase of his work, lasting roughly from his student days at the Metropolitan School of Art in Dublin until the turn of the 20th c...
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William Butler Yeats Poems

  • What Magic Drum?
    He holds him from desire, all but stops his breathing
    lest
    primordial Motherhood forsake his limbs, the child no
    longer rest, ...
  • Conjunctions
    If Jupiter and Saturn meet,
    What a cop of mummy wheat!
    The sword's a cross; thereon He died:
    On breast of Mars the goddess sighed....
  • The Four Ages Of Man
    He with body waged a fight,
    But body won; it walks upright.
    Then he struggled with the heart;
    Innocence and peace depart. ...
  • Ribb Considers Christian Love Insufficient
    Why should I seek for love or study it?
    It is of God and passes human wit.
    I study hatred with great diligence,
    For that's a passion in my own control, ...
  • On Those That Hated "the Playboy Of The Western World"
    Once, when midnight smote the air,
    Eunuchs ran through Hell and met
    On every crowded street to stare
    Upon great Juan riding by: ...
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Heart 152 I Love You 145 Love 145 Great 142 Night 122 Long 114 Thought 113 Young 110 Away 107 Time 104


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Iyfuk: “the world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” — william butler (wb) yeats
Ygebrekiros_: "think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was i had such friends.” william butler yeats
Fecundstench: "the nobel prize winner in literature in 1939, william butler yeats was one of the dozen or so greatest poets the english language has produced. he was also an occultist— a serious lifelong practitioner, widely respected as such by other occultists."
Kepoogaul: "do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking." william butler yeats
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