Treasure Island

William Butler Yeats

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

September 1913


What need you, being come to sense,
But fumble in a greasy till
And add the halfpence to the pence
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  • Erin Go Bragh (9/18/2013 7:58:00 AM)

    awful poem: despicable human being, using pure subterfuge
    he was a freemason scumbag, a member of the ascendancy and a spurned lover (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Mullane (6/14/2010 9:44:00 PM)

    tis brilliant alright.
    makes me wonder about Ireland now and his Ireland, as he saw it anyway, back in those days. (Report) Reply

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