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Yeats and His Works
Life of William Butler Yeats Born on June 13, 1865 Birthday Birthplace Sandymount, County Dublin, Ireland Occupation Irish poet and dramatist
Life of William Butler Yeats Yeats got married with Georgie Hyde Lees ( ). Together, they had two children. The poem, “A prayer for my daughter” was written for Anne and the poem “A pray for my son” was for Michael.
Life of William Butler Yeats Yeats had strong affection toward Ireland. He spent his childhood and most of his summers in County Sligo. Nobel Prize winner in Literature (1923) He was buried in Drumcliff churchyard, County Sligo, Ireland.
Works of Yeats The lake isle of Innisfree describes a life of simplicity in nature. Yeats composed this poem during his stay in London when he was suffering from homesickness of Ireland. The lake isle of Innisfree
Dance there upon the shore; What need have you to care For wind or water's roar? And tumble out your hair That the salt drops have wet; To A Child Dancing In The Wind PoemPoem Page 1/2
Being young you have not known The fool's triumph, nor yet Love lost as soon as won, Nor the best labourer dead And all the sheaves to bind. What need have you to dread The monstrous crying of wind?PoemPoem To A Child Dancing In The Wind Page 2/2
Once more the storm is howling, and half hid Under this cradle-hood and coverlid My child sleeps on. There is no obstacle But Gregory's wood and one bare hill Whereby the haystack- and roof-levelling wind, Bred on the Atlantic, can be stayed; And for an hour I have walked and prayed Because of the great gloom that is in my mind. A Prayer for my daughter PoemPoem Page 1/2
I have walked and prayed for this young child an hour And heard the sea-wind scream upon the tower, And under the arches of the bridge, and scream In the elms above the flooded stream; Imagining in excited reverie That the future years had come, Dancing to a frenzied drum, Out of the murderous innocence of the sea.PoemPoem A Prayer for my daughter Page 2/2
PoemPoem Bid a strong ghost stand at the head That my Michael may sleep sound, Nor cry, nor turn in the bed Till his morning meal come round; And may departing twilight keep All dread afar till morning's back. That his mother may not lack Her fill of sleep. Bid the ghost have sword in fist: Some there are, for I avow A Prayer for my son