Welcome to April and this month is a great time to brush off those winter blues because is National Poetry Month, an event that increases awareness and participation of great poetry that is out there. I am a great lover of poetry and what great way to show my appreciation of the poetic form than by publishing a classic poem! So, every beginning of the week for the month of April, I’ll publish poems from popular poets. Let’s start the month off right with some great poetry!
When You Are Old by W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)
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.