Poem by WB Yates

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Title

Poem by WB Yates

Description

Handwritten is 'Johnnie Holden - killed June 1944. Collected poems of WB Yates'. Included is 'When you are old'.

Language

Format

Three handwritten sheets

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Identifier

MHoldenJ1521290-170725-110001, MHoldenJ1521290-170725-110002, MHoldenJ1521290-170725-110003

Transcription

Johnnie Holden - killed June 1944. Collected poems of WB Yates'

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,
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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.

Collection

Citation

“Poem by WB Yates,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 12, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/41111.

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