|William Butler Yeats (1923)
his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation."
|George Bernard Shaw (1925)
"For his work which
marked by both idealism and humanity, its stimulating satire often being infused with a singular poetic beauty."
|Seamus Heaney (1995)|
lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past."