A Drinking Song by William Butler Yeats

A Drinking SongdrinkingWine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That’s all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, and the first man of Irish birth to win the Nobel Prize. Later in life he devoted himself to politics.  He was an ardent nationalist though he moved frequently in British circles and was a strong proponent of the re-discovery of the Irish and Celtic voice in the arts.  Inspired by French avant-garde movement he founded the Abbey theater to promote local voices and talent.

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