Love and romance quote of William Butler Yeats

Wine 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.

 

– William Butler Yeats

 

I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above;

those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.

 

– William Butler Yeats

 

A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.

– William Butler Yeats

 

Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.

– William Butler Yeats

O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.

 

 

It is love that I am seeking for,
But of a beautiful, unheard-of kind
That is not in the world.

 

Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.
In a field by the river my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.

Collected from –

“Down by the Salley Gardens”, Crossways – W.B. YEATS

 

 

Wine 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.

Collected from –
“A Drinking Song” –  W.B. Yeats.

 

 

To sit beside the board and drink good wine
And watch the turf smoke coiling from the fire
And feel content and wisdom in your heart,
This is the best of life; when we are young
We long to tread a way none trod before,
But find the excellent old way through love
And through the care of children to the hour
Forbidding Fate and Time and Change goodbye.

Collected from – 
The Land of Heart’s Desire – W.B. YEATS.

 

We sat grown quiet at the name of love.
We saw the last embers of daylight die
And in the trembling blue-green of the sky
A moon, worn as if it had been a shell
Washed by time’s waters as they rose and fell
About the stars and broke in days and years.

Collected from –

“Adam’s Curse”, In the Seven Woods –  W.B. Yeats.

 

 

Never give all the heart, for love
Will hardly seem worth thinking of
To passionate women if it seem
Certain, and they never dream
That it fades out from kiss to kiss;
For everything that’s lovely is
but a brief, dreamy, kind of delight.
O never give the heart outright,
For they, for all smooth lips can say,
Have given their hearts up to the play.
And who could play it well enough
If deaf and dumb and blind with love?
He that made this knows all the cost,
For he gave all his heart and lost.

Collected from –
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS, “Never Give All the Heart”, In the Seven Woods

 

Love’s pleasure drives his love away,
The painter’s brush consumes his dreams.

Collected from –
“Two Songs from a Play”, The Tower –  W.B. Yeats.

 

I loved long and long,
And grew to be out of fashion
Like an old song.

Collected from –
, “O Do Not Love Too Long”, In the Seven Woods –  W.B. Yeats.

 

For those that love the world serve it in action,
Grow rich, popular, and full of influence;
And should they paint or write still is it action,
The struggle of the fly in marmalade.

Collected from –
, “Ego Dominus Tuus”, Per Amica Silentia Lunae –  W.B. Yeats.

 

A pity beyond all telling
Is hid in the heart of love.

Collected from –
“The Pity of Love”, The Rose –  W.B. Yeats.

 

 

I had thought for no one’s but your ears;
That you were beautiful and that I strove
To love you in the old high way of love;
That it had all seemed happy, and yet we’d grown
As weary hearted as that hollow moon.

Collected from –
“Adam’s Curse”, In the Seven Woods – W.B. Yeats.

 

Only God, my dear,
Could love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair.

Collected from –
“For Anne Gregory”, The Winding Stair and Other Poems – W.B. Yeats.

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