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The Land Of Heart's Desire
by W. B. Yeats
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MAURTEEN. And maybe it is natural upon May Eve To dream of the good people. But tell me, girl, If you've the branch of blessed quicken wood That women hang upon the post of the door That they may send good luck into the house? Remember they may steal new-married brides After the fall of twilight on May Eve, Or what old women mutter at the fire Is but a pack of lies.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an Irish poet, dramatist and prose writer. One of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century, Yeats received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. "The Land of Heart's Desire" (1894) remains one of his most famous dramas. This edition also includes a short selection of thematically relevant poetry by Yeats, including "The Stolen Child," "The Hosting of the Sidhe," and more.
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