Monday, August 23, 2004

I Like Yeats

It has been a month since the last poem. I think it's time for another.

"To my Heart, bidding it have no Fear"
by William Butler Yeats

Be you still, be you still, trembling heart;
Remember the wisdom out of the old days:
Him who trembles before the flame and the flood,
And the winds that blow through the starry ways,
Let the starry winds and the flame and the flood
Cover over and hide, for he has no part
With the proud, majestical multitude.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I hadn't checked your blog in a few days (over a week apparently:P) but I was just thinking of Yeats this morning. I was thinking of this; it's one of my favorite poems:

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,

I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats