A Song

A poem by William Butler Yeats

I Thought no more was needed
Youth to prolong
Than dumb-bell and foil
To keep the body young.
Oh, who could have foretold
That the heart grows old?

Though I have many words,
What woman’s satisfied,
I am no longer faint
Because at her side?
Oh, who could have foretold
That the heart grows old?

I have not lost desire
But the heart that I had,
I thought ’twould burn my body
Laid on the death-bed.
But who could have foretold
That the heart grows old?

Reader Comments

Tell us what you think of 'A Song' by William Butler Yeats

comments powered by Disqus

Home | Search | About this website | Contact | Privacy Policy