William Butler Yeats

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

The Results Of Thought

Poem by William Butler Yeats

ACQUAINTANCE; companion;
One dear brilliant woman;
The best-endowed, the elect,
All by their youth undone,
All, all, by that inhuman
Bitter glory wrecked.
But I have straightened out
Ruin, wreck and wrack;
I toiled long years and at length
Came to so deep a thought
I can summon back
All their wholesome strength.
What images are these
That turn dull-eyed away,
Or Shift Time's filthy load,
Straighten aged knees,
Hesitate or stay?
What heads shake or nod?


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  • Pedro Ventura (1/5/2019 4:14:00 AM)

    please recite with a human voice, the computer voice is killing Yeats again!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001



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