William Butler Yeats Friend Poems

1.
A Friend's Illness

SICKNESS brought me this
Thought, in that scale of his:
Why should I be dismayed
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2.
To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing

NOW all the truth is out,
Be secret and take defeat
From any brazen throat,
For how can you compete,
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3.
The Lover Pleads With His Friend For Old Friends

THOUGH you are in your shining days,
Voices among the crowd
And new friends busy with your praise,
Be not unkind or proud,
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