William Butler Yeats

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

Swift's Epitaph


SWIFT has sailed into his rest;
Savage indignation there
Cannot lacerate his breast.
Imitate him if you dare,
World-besotted traveller; he
Served human liberty.

Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001
Edited: Thursday, May 17, 2001

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