THE SORROW OF LOVE
by: W.B. Yeats
- HE quarrel of the sparrows in
- The full round moon and the star-laden sky,
- And the loud song of the ever-singing leaves,
- Had hid away earth's old and weary cry.
- And then you came with those red mournful lips,
- And with you came the whole of the world's tears,
- And all the sorrows of her labouring ships,
- And all the burden of her myriad years.
- And now the sparrows warring in the eaves,
- The curd-pale moon, the white stars in the sky,
- And the loud chaunting of the unquiet leaves
- Are shaken with earth's old and weary cry.
POEMS BY W.B. YEATS
'The Sorrow of Love' is reprinted
from An Anthology of Modern Verse. Ed. A. Methuen. London:
Methuen & Co., 1921.