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
(When you are Old and Grey, 1892)
June 13th marks the 155th birthday of the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) , and the founder of the world renowned The Abbey Theater (Amharclann na Mainistreach), in 1909.
In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Yeats Society Ireland are inviting all Yeats fans and lovers of poetry and literature around the globe to celebrate #YeatsDay by recording and uploading their favourite Yeats poem.
National Library of Ireland is calling on Yeats and poetry lovers to brush up on their knowledge of the life and works of the great writer with a quiz game on their Facebook page.