William Butler Yeats

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

The Spur

Poem by William Butler Yeats

YOU think it horrible that lust and rage
Should dance attention upon my old age;
They were not such a plague when I was young;
What else have I to spur me into song?

Comments about The Spur by William Butler Yeats

  • Maureen Hawkiuns (12/30/2018 5:19:00 PM)

    You might try to at least quote the poem accurately; it's dance attendance not dance attention. The computer-generated reading is an abomination.(Report)Reply

    Maggie Fletcher(7/15/2019 9:16:00 AM)

    It is dance attention in every edition I can find

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 17, 2001