Yeats and Family

WB Yeats is Ireland’s greatest poet and considered by many the finest poet of the twentieth century. His father John Butler Yeats was a renowned portraitist, his sisters were innovative craftworkers and printers, and his brother Jack Yeats became Ireland’s most celebrated painter.

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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

from When you are Old and Grey

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