William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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Church And State

Rating: 3.1
HERE is fresh matter, poet,
Matter for old age meet;
Might of the Church and the State,
Their mobs put under their feet.
O but heart's wine shall run pure,
Mind's bread grow sweet.
That were a cowardly song,
Wander in dreams no more;
What if the Church and the State
Are the mob that howls at the door!
Wine shall run thick to the end,
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Julia Luber 23 June 2019
exhortative and rich with a kind of warning of exploitation of purpose
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