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Poem by William Butler Yeats


The Spur


YOU think it horrible that lust and rage
Should dance attention upon my old age;
They were not such a plague when I was young;
What else have I to spur me into song? 



William Butler Yeats


William Butler Yeats's other poems:
  1. Men Improve with the Years
  2. The Magi
  3. The Municipal Gallery Revisited
  4. Love's Loneliness
  5. Tom at Cruachan


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Ella Wilcox The Spur ("I asked the rock beside the road what joy existence lent")

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