Letters to Luthien

Letters to My Future Bride

When You Are Old

When You Are Old11. Baur, J.M. -  A Loving Couple
William Butler Yeats


When you are old and gray 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.

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January 15, 2014 Posted by | Loneliness, Poems | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment