Yeats’ Week – Never Give All The Heart

I”m back to my old self again, but I’m enjoying posting all these wonderful Yeats’ poems! I hope you won’t mind reading a few more…

Yeats was an unreconstructed romantic, sensitive and emotional. His love life is a captivating story all its own.

This poem is about unrequited love, ever the stuff of poetry.

Never Give All The Heart

Never give all the heart, for love
Will hardly seem worth thinking of
To passionate women if it seem
Certain, and they never dream
That it fades out from kiss to kiss;
For everything that’s lovely is
But a brief, dreamy, kind delight.
O never give the heart outright,
For they, for all smooth lips can say,
Have given their hearts up to the play.
And who could play it well enough
If deaf and dumb and blind with love?
He that made this knows all the cost,
For he gave all his heart and lost.

8 thoughts on “Yeats’ Week – Never Give All The Heart

  1. I am enjoying this series as we are not as exposed to Yeats as I would have liked…

  2. It is good to hear that you are back to your old self and I certainly do not mind at all reading Yeats’. This is a beautiful poem and that rose. Oh, my. It reminds me of a David Austin rose, Pat Austin, that I had growing in our old house.

  3. Both are so Beautiful
    Thanks for sharing
    Glad you are well :)
    Eunice

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