William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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A Drunken Man's Praise Of Sobriety

Rating: 3.2
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,
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COMMENTS
Miezan Millecam 12 July 2019
Why they al read by woman? ?
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Ratnakar Mandlik 12 July 2019
" A drunkard is a dead man, And all dead men are drunk" What a comparison and love for drinks?
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Dr Dillip K Swain 12 December 2017
......A drunkard is a dead man, /And all dead men are drunk..An insightful piece of verse!
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Thomas Case 30 December 2015
good poem.....drives home the effects of booze.
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Edgar Stevens 23 April 2015
this is a nice poem..kept on reading this last night...
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Ray Quesada 14 December 2012
i love this poem more every time i read it!
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BEAU GOLDEN 15 September 2007
This is one to memorize and recite when one is drunk! IF that is possible!
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