Category: Irish Writers

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Easter, 1916 – W. B. Yeats

Easter, 1916 I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless...

William Butler Yeats Irish Poet

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven – W. B. Yeats

“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams,” He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the...

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William Butler Yeats – Quotes

William Butler Yeats There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. Being Irish, he had...

A Biography of W.B. Yeats

A Biography of W.B. Yeats

By Russell Shortt William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin in 1865, the son of a well-known painter, John Butler Yeats. Yeats spent his childhood between Dublin, Sligo and London. Although born into the...