William Butler


Yeats -The old men Admiring Themselves In The Water

  I heard the old, old men say,
  ‘Everything alters,
  And one by one we drop away.’
  They had hands like claws, and their knees
  Were twisted like the old thorn-trees
  By the waters.
  I heard the old, old men say,
  ‘All that’s beautiful drifts away Like the waters.’

 William Butler Yeats was een Ierse dichter, toneelschrijver    en mysticus. Hij was ook een Iers senator in de jaren      twintig. Er wordt meestal naar hem verwezen als W.B.  Yeats. William Butler Yeats was een zoon van de schilder





    Yeats – A Man Young And Old: 111 . The Mermaid

      Amermaid found a swimming lad,                                     Picked him for her own,                                                     Pressed her body to his body,                                           Laughed; and plunging down                                             Forgot in cruel happiness                                                     That even lovers drown

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