W.B. Yeats

Today’s date, January 28th, always makes me think of W.B. Yeats (1865-1939), who is among my very favourite poets. He died on this day in 1939 having left a wonderful legacy of poetry.

Here is one of his most famous:

Should you be interested in learning about the life and works of arguably Ireland’s most famous poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923, here is a link to an online exhibition about him from the National Library of Ireland:

YEATS: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats (nli.ie)

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

11 thoughts on “W.B. Yeats”

    1. No, I hadn’t realised. I just looked her up and it seems that her name had an extra ‘e’ – Yeates. Do you know if there was any connection between the two families?

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