poet William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

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A Crazed Girl

THAT crazed girl improvising her music.
Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,

Her soul in division from itself
Climbing, falling She knew not where,
Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship,
Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare
A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing
Heroically lost, heroically found.

No matter what disaster occurred
She stood in desperate music wound,
Wound, wound, and she made in her triumph
Where the bales and the baskets lay
No common intelligible sound
But sang, 'O sea-starved, hungry sea.'

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001

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    its good bc it made me breathe

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  • Bjpafa MeragenteBjpafa Meragente (11/6/2020 1:58:00 PM)

    Idem, ibidem, love lost females dancing wherever, out of compass...

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  • Bjpafa MeragenteBjpafa Meragente (10/28/2020 11:36:00 AM)

    Very beautiful and truthful to those indomitable females that be...

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  • Bhavika (10/12/2020 8:45:00 AM)

    Lovely😍💯

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  • Bjpafa MeragenteBjpafa Meragente (6/25/2020 9:30:00 PM)

    O sea-starved, hungry sea
    How beautiful, credible image, how I see her spinning among darkness and disgrace...
    A Lady Stardust of Ireland...

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  • John Napolitano (2/15/2020 5:44:00 AM)

    Get volunteers to read these works! This computer speak is lifeless & disgusting

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  • Mamunur Rahman KayesMamunur Rahman Kayes (12/1/2019 10:44:00 PM)

    Where the bales and the baskets lay
    No common intelligible sound
    But sang, 'O sea-starved, hungry sea.'....../// nice verse

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  • John GilbertJohn Gilbert (10/12/2019 12:42:00 PM)

    The voice interpretation of this, which i could not stop, is awful.

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  • Dolly (9/24/2019 2:10:00 PM)

    what the poem! Badly written poem!

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    what the poem. A terrible poem being written.

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  • Tasha (9/13/2019 10:13:00 AM)

    Badly written better poem

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    Her knee-cap broken, that girl I declare
    A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing
    Heroically lost, heroically found.

    great write
    great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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    beautifully written-
    A beautiful lofty thing, or a thing
    Heroically lost, heroically found........///

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    Amo este cuento.

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  • John N (11/3/2018 5:07:00 AM)

    Having a computer read poetry? W T F?

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    Thanks

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  • Narayanan Kutty PozhathNarayanan Kutty Pozhath (4/23/2018 11:48:00 AM)

    It is wonderful to think of such a girl and her trouble.

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