William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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Alternative Song For The Severd Head In "The King Of The Great Clock Tower"

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SADDLE and ride, I heard a man say,
Out of Ben Bulben and Knocknarea,
i{What says the Clock in the Great Clock Tower?}
All those tragic characters ride
But turn from Rosses' crawling tide,
The meet's upon the mountain-side.
i{A slow low note and an iron bell.}
What brought them there so far from their home.
Cuchulain that fought night long with the foam,
i{What says the Clock in the Great Clock Tower?}
Niamh that rode on it; lad and lass
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Francie Lynch 31 May 2016
Great mythology expressed with such definitive simplicity and rhythm.
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