His continuing impact on literature can be evidenced
from his influence on subsequent poets
which has guaranteed Yeats an honoured place
in the canon of English literature.
'Stead o' pleas to hear him out
Enigmatic, warning shout
Reluctantly he entered the gates.
"Cast a cold Eye on Life," a last sigh
"On Death, Horseman, pass by"
Puzzling to the very end.
Yet we who stop to look and think
Like to gaze and slowly drink
Reflecting what those liquid words portend!