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Love's Loneliness

Rating: 3.4

Old fathers, great-grandfathers,
Rise as kindred should.
If ever lover's loneliness
Came where you stood,
Pray that Heaven protect us
That protect your blood.

The mountain throws a shadow,
Thin is the moon's horn;
What did we remember

Under the ragged thorn?
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Adeeb Alfateh 03 February 2020

beautiful poem love begets loveliness loneliness

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Adeeb Alfateh 03 February 2020

love begets loveliness''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 20 June 2018

Nice poem... Thought provoking that leaves the reader with a lot uncertainty...

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Francie Lynch 10 August 2014

Reminds me of Jimmy Fallon when he shares inside jokes with the guest. I know it must be funny because both of them are laughing, and I would too if I got it.

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Liliana ~el 10 August 2014

Widowed, lonely, longing, Days passing without meaning Wondering when again our hearts shall be whole But for now, tearing, shredded, ever so slightly

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A beautiful poem and with certain nice meanings......The great poetry.

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Kevin Straw 10 August 2012

It seems to me that this poem cannot be explained from within. And that I think is a fault in a poem. A poem which is explicable only, or in part, by reference to history or philosophy etc., or has inexplicable internal inconsistencies or gnomic statements, is an imperfect poem, and bad manners on the part of the poet. There should be in a poem everything needed to understand it.. It may be that there are ideas or words etc. in a poem which are foreign to the reader, but, these explained, a poem should be internally complete. After all, we are reading poetry not history etc. At the same time there is a rhetorical beauty about this poem. Perhaps Yeats was talking to those who would know what he was talking about, and forgot about his wider audience.

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Carlos Echeverria 10 August 2012

great-grandfathers shadow remember longing. The words without rhyme provide the reason.

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Ramesh T A 10 August 2011

W B Yeats noted for philosophical poems makes an indelible imprint in this poem too!

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