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A Song

Rating: 2.9

I THOUGHT no more was needed
Youth to polong
Than dumb-bell and foil
To keep the body young.

O who could have foretold
That thc heart grows old?

Though I have many words,
What woman's satisfied,

I am no longer faint
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Robert Murray Smith 16 April 2018

This poem has been presented with typographical errors. I am not pleased that this is so. The poem itself is second rate not worthy of this category.

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Perdita Young 16 April 2018

Typos are eyesores to me.Agree with you in that it 's not a best from Yeats. Glad to read him here, though.

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Edward Kofi Louis 16 April 2017

Foretold! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 16 April 2017

Many words... thanks for posting....

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Tapan M. Saren 16 April 2017

A very nice song indeed...........

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Kumarmani Mahakul 16 December 2020

Desire is not lost. Hope is still alive. We live with greater hope and responsibility. This poem is very interestingly penned. A nice song of the day today we have found.

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Khairul Ahsan 16 December 2020

My views are similar to those of Robert Murray Smith's. A selected poem of a famous poet should not contain typographical error and remain unedited this long. The low rating given to this poem goes not to the poet but the selector(s) .

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Mahtab Bangalee 16 December 2020

I have not lost desire But the heart that I had; I thOught 'twould burn my body Laid on the death-bed, For who could have foretold That the heart grows old? /// beautiful poem penned; growing old mind can do nothing for self and others; haggard mind can do nothing for the welfare being of the country or universe; indeed always the active green youthful mind is the power of the universe even in it is on the chariot of old age/// great poem penned on the praising of youth foretold

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Alone Soulmate 16 December 2020

the heart does not grow old when you are with your soulmate it does when you are alone have u found your soulmate

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Luis Estable 16 December 2020

, Yes the heart ages, too, despise of our romantic nations of it.

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