William Butler Yeats
Ireland, 1865-1939; "for his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation"
Drumcliffe Cemetery; County Sligo, Ireland
1865-1939. An Irish poet and dramatist won the 1923 Nobel Prize in literature
"That is no country for old men. The young In one another's arms, birds in the trees …"
"I know that I shall meet my fate Somewhere among the clouds above …"
"How can I, that girl standing there, my attention fix on Roman or on Russian or on Spanish politics"
The Countess Cathleen; drama, 1892
Poet, playwright, d. 1939