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William Butler Yeats

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

Girl's Song


I went out alone
To sing a song or two,
My fancy on a man,
And you know who.

Another came in sight
That on a stick relied
To hold himself upright;
I sat and cried.

And that was all my song -
When everything is told,
Saw I an old man young
Or young man old?

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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