William Butler Yeats

(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland)

Symbols - Poem by William Butler Yeats

A STORM BEATEN old watch-tower,
A blind hermit rings the hour.
All-destroying sword-blade still
Carried by the wandering fool.
Gold-sewn silk on the sword-blade,
Beauty and fool together laid.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001



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