Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition
Supernatural Songs (Author: William Butler Yeats)

part 9

The Four Ages of Man

  1. He with body waged a fight,
    But body won; it walks upright.
  2. Then he struggled with the heart;
    Innocence and peace depart.
  3. Then he struggled with the mind;
    His proud heart he left behind.
  4. Now his wars on God begin;
    At stroke of midnight God shall win.