William Butler Yeats

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

Among School Children - Poem by William Butler Yeats

I WALK through the long schoolroom questioning;
A kind old nun in a white hood replies;
The children learn to cipher and to sing,
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  • Ray Burleigh (4/23/2016 5:27:00 AM)

    If we imagine that there is a beginning and end to things then this poem and the Lake isle at innesfree are the beginning of the voice of the 2oth century. And Yeats last question, which Auden, Pound, Williams, Frost and even Ginsberg have tried to answer: o chestnut tree, are you the leaf, blossom or bole? Is still unanswered. (Report) Reply

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