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When You Are Old

BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

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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To thevoicesproject: Thank you for sharing this with me (it’s one of my favorite poems). I’m really looking forward to following back. Artemis  :)

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    Oh, I liked this, very much. My favourite Yeats treated with care. Love it.
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    One of my favorite poems of all time
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    "Bat Eyes" - Really, really gorgeousshort movie!
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    When You Are Old BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down...
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    This short film is absolutely beautiful. This is one of my favourite poems and I really love how it’s been used in this...
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    I enjoyed this.
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    This was very beautiful. If any...especially Yeats and this poem, then watch it! Or if you...