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A Drunken Man's Praise Of Sobriety - Poem by William Butler Yeats

COME swish around, my pretty punk,
And keep me dancing still
That I may stay a sober man
Although I drink my fill.

Sobriety is a jewel
That I do much adore;
And therefore keep me dancing
Though drunkards lie and snore.
O mind your feet, O mind your feet,
Keep dancing like a wave,
And under every dancer
A dead man in his grave.
No ups and downs, my pretty,
A mermaid, not a punk;
A drunkard is a dead man,
And all dead men are drunk.


Comments about A Drunken Man's Praise Of Sobriety by William Butler Yeats

  • Silver Star - 3,535 Points Thomas Case (12/30/2015 10:04:00 AM)

    good poem.....drives home the effects of booze. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 13,549 Points Edgar Stevens (4/23/2015 6:38:00 AM)

    this is a nice poem..kept on reading this last night... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,073 Points Ray Quesada (12/14/2012 3:12:00 PM)

    i love this poem more every time i read it! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Jewel

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