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William Butler Yeats

(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland)

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A Crazed Girl


THAT crazed girl improvising her music.
Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,
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  • Cecilia Nicoletti (2/12/2007 11:36:00 AM)

    Divided by disaster...That poem is incredibly strong and touching.As divided ones could look for beauty and lonesome places to scape from 'NORMALITY' or just keep distance from reality...if everyone will look at madness as he did it would be less cruelty and unmisericordy on this reasonable world.More beauty and madness, I hope so. (Report) Reply

  • Ruby Root (8/23/2006 12:18:00 AM)

    I think this poem is sad indeed. He is writing about someone whom seems to have lost her self. (crazed girl) . Only looking from the outside and only observing the person. People do the craziet things sometimes, when your insecure. (Report) Reply

  • Martha Lewis (2/16/2005 5:27:00 PM)

    This poem spoke - no, almost shouted from the rooftops - to me. I am going through some serious personal issues in my life at this time and I so resonate with this poem, it's almost frightenening. I think it's beautiful, and sad, and so full of truth. Thanks for having it on your site. I thought I knew Yeats pretty well, but it's the first I've seen of this, and I'll memorize it forever. (Report) Reply

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