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When You Are Old

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,
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.
  —  Written by:  William Butler Yeats
[Pure serendipity…  I “found” this poem watching an episode of “Space: Above And Beyond“, a TV series I used to watch back in the ’90’s.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 Three Observations
2013 Robbed Again
2012 Good Hearts
2011 Interesting Reading
What Are You Lookin’ At?

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
  —  William Butler Yeats
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On This Day In:
2013 The Dreamer
2012 I Err Gladly
2011 Ill Executed
And You?

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I have believed the best of every man,
And find that to believe it is enough
To make a bad man show him at his best,
Or even a good man swing his lantern higher.
   —  William Butler Yeats
From: “Deirdre
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