This year, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday.  The Irish and their friends have planned parties in downtown Toronto to celebrate the day. There will be, as in previous years, one of the biggest parades in the city.  People wear green or even painted their faces green.  (Remember our green blazers at school?)

90 years ago in 1923, William Butler Years (1865-1939) was the first Irish to be awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation".

Yu Fong-ying (61) of Vancouver has selected some of his poems including, The Lake Isle of Innisfree and When You Are Old, to share with our readers to enjoy the day.