William Butler Yeats

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

The Great Day - Poem by William Butler Yeats

HURRAH for revolution and more cannon-shot!
A beggar upon horseback lashes a beggar on foot.
Hurrah for revolution and cannon come again!
The beggars have changed places, but the lash goes on.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 17, 2001

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