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


Youth and Age

Much did I rage when young,
Being by the World oppressed,
But now with flattering tongue
It speeds the parting guest.

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

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: 1970-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/youth-and-age