Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wordless Wednesday: William Butler Yeats' Birthday



bermudaonion said...

That's a lovely epitaph. It's nice to see that tombstone so well taken care of.

Mae Travels said...

The whole stanza from the poem "Under Ben Bulben" that's quoted on his epitaph:

Under bare Ben Bulben's head
In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid,
An ancestor was rector there
Long 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!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Such a nice post! I haven't read much Yeats -- but you've inspired me. :-)

Pam said...


Jens Zorn said...

Mae, thanks for posting this.

Jeanie said...

That's lovely.