The New Faces

Original Text: 

Yeats, William Butler. W. B. Yeats: Selected Poetry: 125. Ed. by A. Norman Jeffares. London: Macmillan, 1968.

1If you, that have grown old, were the first dead,
2Neither catalpa tree nor scented lime
3Should hear my living feet, nor would I tread
4Where we wrought that shall break the teeth of Time.
5Let the new faces play what tricks they will
6In the old rooms; night can outbalance day,
7Our shadows rove the garden gravel still,
8The living seem more shadowy than they.
Publication Start Year: 
1928
Publication Notes: 

The Tower, 1928

RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire, assisted by Ana Berdinskikh
RPO Edition: 
2009
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