No Second Troy Poem by William Butler Yeats

No Second Troy

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WHY should I blame her that she filled my days
With misery, or that she would of late
Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways,
Or hurled the little streets upon the great.
Had they but courage equal to desire?
What could have made her peaceful with a mind
That nobleness made simple as a fire,
With beauty like a tightened bow, a kind
That is not natural in an age like this,
Being high and solitary and most stern?
Why, what could she have done, being what she is?
Was there another Troy for her to burn?

Michael Morgan 25 July 2015

Maude Gonne was hardly a Tory. She insisted the English clear out, and they largely did.

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Ramesh T A 25 July 2015

Another Tory for love is not advisable indeed!

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Mohammad Jalal Hossain 23 August 2013

Tx a lot...... It will help me tto well in my xms.Tx again.

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Adrian Mullane 14 June 2010

wonder how his wife felt when he was pining over this woman all that time? did she feel he settled for her?

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William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
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