Treasure Island

William Butler Yeats

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

To A Poet, Who Would Have Me Praise Certain Bad Poets, Imitators Of His And Mine


YOU say, as I have often given tongue
In praise of what another's said or sung,
'Twere politic to do the like by these;
But was there ever dog that praised his fleas?

Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001

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