Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

The Folly Of Being Comforted

Comment on The Folly Of Being Comforted and see more William Butler Yeats poems below.

Written by William Butler Yeats

Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - The Folly Of Being ComfortedEmail Poem

 One that is ever kind said yesterday:
'Your well-beloved's hair has threads of grey,
And little shadows come about her eyes;
Time can but make it easier to be wise
Though now it seems impossible, and so
All that you need is patience.
' Heart cries, 'No, I have not a crumb of comfort, not a grain.
Time can but make her beauty over again: Because of that great nobleness of hers The fire that stirs about her, when she stirs, Burns but more clearly.
O she had not these ways When all the wild Summer was in her gaze.
' Heart! O heart! if she'd but turn her head, You'd know the folly of being comforted.

Comment below this ad.

Top William Butler Yeats Poems