On Saturday June 13th, we celebrate the 150th Birthday of the great W. B. Yeats. We celebrate not as only as a nation of fellow Irish women and man, but all around the world as a civilisation that is grateful for the body of work Yeats has left us.
The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to William Butler Yeats in 1923 “for his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation”. One hundred and fifty years after his birth and some ninety two years since he was awarded this honour, he still embodies the spirit of the Irish nation – of all that is artistic, passionate and romantic.
“They must go out of the theatre with the strength they live by strengthened from looking upon some passion that could, whatever its chosen way of life”
William Butler Yeats, we wish you a very happy 150th Birthday.
For more information on the celebrations, see: www.yeatsday.com