William Butler Yeats

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

Sweet Dancer - Poem by William Butler Yeats

THE girl goes dancing there
On the leaf-sown, new-mown, smooth
Grass plot of the garden;
Escaped from bitter youth,
Escaped out of her crowd,
Or out of her black cloud.
Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer.!

If strange men come from the house
To lead her away, do not say
That she is happy being crazy;
Lead them gently astray;
Let her finish her dance,
Let her finish her dance.
Ah, dancer, ah, sweet dancer.!

Topic(s) of this poem: dance

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 25, 2014

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