When You Are Old

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.
W.B. Yeats
Soft looks, warm caresses and butterfly kisses from,
The Castle Lady !
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5 Responses to When You Are Old

  1. Antonio says:

    Thank you Evelyn, when you wish here I am. An embrace and happy..


  2. Paul says:

    I second that emotion !


  3. Joe says:

    Dear Evelyn,
    Thank you for your compliments about my age; I felt many, many years younger after reading them ;-)I could not post a picture here, if you like have a look here:

    Fantasy is all!
    Hugs & Kisses,


  4. Joe says:

    Very fine , i like William B. Yeats specially the poems called
    The Lake Isle of Innishfree and Down the Sally Gardens ( avery famous irish tunes too).
    I thanh Ye for the kiss and I\’m glad to see that Tolkein and Hermann Hesse i among your favourites too , I\’m reading Narcisse and Goldmund of Hesse.
    Lord R. C.


  5. Evelyn says:

    Yes. All my boys that love fine literature. Yeats was an accomplished poet before he met Ezra Pound but with
    Ezra\’s guidance he became a poet with extraordinary power, economy of use of the language which in many
    cases is without parallel in the poetic world. He was definitely a modern master. Besides Robert Frost my other
    favorites are Rudyard Kipling, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Laura Riding Jackson, Langston Hughes and many more.
                                                     I have more coming this month!    The Castle Lady  Kisses and hugs for all! ; )


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