William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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A Man Young And Old: Xi. From Oedipus At Colonus

Rating: 2.9
Endure what life God gives and ask no longer span;
Cease to remember the delights of youth, travel-wearied aged man;
Delight becomes death-longing if all longing else be vain.

Even from that delight memory treasures so,
Death, despair, division of families, all entanglements of mankind grow,
As that old wandering beggar and these God-hated children know.

In the long echoing street the laughing dancers throng,
The bride is carried to the bridegroom's chamber through torchlight and tumultuous song;
I celebrate the silent kiss that ends short life or long.
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James Graham 30 December 2011
I am amazed by the lowness of the ratings that this masterpiece has received
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