William Butler Yeats

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

Maid Quiet


WHERE has Maid Quiet gone to,
Nodding her russet hood?
The winds that awakened the stars
Are blowing through my blood.
O how could I be so calm
When she rose up to depart?
Now words that called up the lightning
Are hurtling through my heart.

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

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