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Friday Poetry , When You Are Old By William Butler Yeats

Irish Landscape Photography Nigel Borrington

Irish Landscape Photography
Nigel Borrington

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;

Irish Landscapes Nigel Borrington 2

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.

6 responses

  1. Beautitul!Βͺ!!

    November 20, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    • Hello ilargia πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ have a great weekend ….

      November 20, 2015 at 5:59 pm

  2. Very special – beautiful writing Nigel and what better pairing with your fabulous photograph.

    November 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm

  3. poppytump

    Melancholy and beautiful Nigel .

    November 20, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    • Hello Poppy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ very pleased you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚

      November 23, 2015 at 11:31 am

  4. Oh, so sweet and wistful. I turned 60 this month and feel nostalgic. Hugs, Robin

    November 23, 2015 at 11:33 am

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