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Adam's Curse

Rating: 3.3

WE sat together at one summer's end,
That beautiful mild woman, your close friend,
And you and I, and talked of poetry.
I said, 'A line will take us hours maybe;
Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought,
Our stitching and unstitching has been naught.
Better go down upon your marrow-bones
And scrub a kitchen pavement, or break stones
Like an old pauper, in all kinds of weather;
For to articulate sweet sounds together

Is to work harder than all these, and yet
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Elisha Shola 11 September 2016

a very good descriptive poem

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Albert Wong 03 October 2008

Yes, William Butler Yeats was the guy who did cleaning kitchen floor at his spare times, more than write his poems. It was the real fact as described in his poem. Very descriptive in his life. He was willing to clean the floor when he did not get any ideas in the poetry. Very good and true in the fact. This is one of his most excellent poems as we can read. I like its real talk to his female friend with this poem, I offer it with 10 marks sure!

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