That's a lovely epitaph. It's nice to see that tombstone so well taken care of.
The whole stanza from the poem "Under Ben Bulben" that's quoted on his epitaph:Under bare Ben Bulben's headIn Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid, An ancestor was rector thereLong years ago; a church stands near,By the road an ancient Cross.No marble, no conventional phrase, On limestone quarried near the spot By his command these words are cut: Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by!
Such a nice post! I haven't read much Yeats -- but you've inspired me. :-)
Mae, thanks for posting this.
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