The New Faces

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
Publication Notes

The Tower, 1928

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