William Butler Yeats Famous Poems

Here is the collection of best famous William Butler Yeats poems.Reading, writing, and enjoying famous W.B. Yeats poetry (as well as classical and contemporary poems) is a great past time.These top poems are the best examples of W.B. Yeats poems.

Written by William Butler Yeats

Her Anxiety

Earth in beauty dressed

Awaits returning spring,

All true love must die,

Alter at the best

Into some lesser thing.


prove that I lie.


Such body lovers have,

Such exacting breath,

That they touch or sigh.

Every touch they give,

Love is nearer death.


Prove that I lie.


Written by William Butler Yeats

When You Are Old

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.


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