Published on Academy of American Poets (https://poets.org)


The Everlasting Voices

O sweet everlasting Voices be still; 
Go to the guards of the heavenly fold 
And bid them wander obeying your will 
Flame under flame, till Time be no more; 
Have you not heard that our hearts are old, 
That you call in birds, in wind on the hill, 
In shaken boughs, in tide on the shore? 
O sweet everlasting Voices be still. 
 

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

About this Poem


“The Everlasting Voices” was published in The Wind Among the Reeds (John Lane, 1899).

Author


W. B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats, widely considered one of the greatest poets of the English language, received the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature. His work was greatly influenced by the heritage and politics of Ireland.

Date Published: 2017-09-30

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/everlasting-voices