William Butler Yeats

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

The Spur


YOU think it horrible that lust and rage
Should dance attention upon my old age;
They were not such a plague when I was young;
What else have I to spur me into song?

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

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