Treasure Island

William Butler Yeats

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

He Thinks Of Those Who Have Spoken Evil Of His Beloved


HALF close your eyelids, loosen your hair,
And dream about the great and their pride;
They have spoken against you everywhere,
But weigh this song with the great and their pride;
I made it out of a mouthful of air,
Their children's children shall say they have lied.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Edited: Tuesday, May 15, 2001

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