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William Butler Yeats

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

To A Child Dancing In The Wind


DANCE there upon the shore;
What need have you to care
For wind or water's roar?
And tumble out your hair
That the salt drops have wet;
Being young you have not known
The fool's triumph, nor yet
Love lost as soon as won,
Nor the best labourer dead
And all the sheaves to bind.
What need have you to dread
The monstrous crying of wind!

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

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