William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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A Dream Of Death

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I DREAMED that one had died in a strange place
Near no accustomed hand,
And they had nailed the boards above her face,
The peasants of that land,
Wondering to lay her in that solitude,
And raised above her mound
A cross they had made out of two bits of wood,
And planted cypress round;
And left her to the indifferent stars above
Until I carved these words:
i{She was more beautiful than thy first love,}
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Dr. Antony Theodore 25 December 2020
left her to the indifferent stars above Until I carved these words: i{She was more beautiful than thy first love, } i{But now lies under boards.} A fine poem. tony
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Suryendu Chaudhury 15 November 2020
A deeply pensive note and also a heartfelt one.
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Patti Masterman 07 January 2020
I'm so sorry you are dead before I was born and forgive my audacity for leaving my own words here. I love how the stars were indifferent- aren't they always? - but we feel they belong to us somehow, trapped down here in the dirt as we are; don't even prisoners see the stars and feel a little hope that even that comfort is not completely denied them?
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Ramesh T A 12 July 2019
Death never leaves anyone whether one is beautiful or not! Indeed this tribute is more lasting than any other thing one can say. This reveals W B Yeats' philosophic depth in this poem!
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patel 12 July 2019
On a similar note: Trump claims that he threw Epstein out of Mar-Lardo years ago. I suppose that Trump felt threatened by his competition for the young ones! http: //www.4cashpath.com/
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Ratnakar Mandlik 12 July 2019
" She was more beautiful thy first love But now lies under boards" What a great tribute?
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Aniruddha Pathak 12 July 2019
To say a poem on death brilliantly penned is to say nothing. He has a solid narrative adhering to the grammar of poems so valued in those days.
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Edward Kofi Louis 12 July 2019
Accustomed hand! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Mahtab Bangalee 12 July 2019
Wondering to lay her in that solitude, And raised above her mound.....// beautifully penned this poem; love it
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Adeeb Alfateh 12 July 2019
A cross they had made out of two bits of wood, And planted cypress round; And left her to the indifferent stars above Until I carved these words: superb poem great 10++++++++++++++++++++++
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