William Butler Yeats

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

The Realists


HOPE that you may understand!
What can books of men that wive
In a dragon-guarded land,
paintings of the dolphin-drawn
Sea-nymphs in their pearly wagons
Do, but awake a hope to live
That had gone
With the dragons?

Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001

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