The Poetry of William Butler Yeats

Revised 20 February 2012

I was introduced to William Butler Yeats through 'An Irish Airman Foresees His Death,' stumbling upon the poem way back in high school while looking for something else. I loved it so much I went back for more. Yeats' poetry continues to amaze and inspire me. I have included just a small sampling of his wonderful poems here, with interpretations for some. Enjoy!