William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing

Rating: 4.3
NOW all the truth is out,
Be secret and take defeat
From any brazen throat,
For how can you compete,
Being honour bred, with one
Who, were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbours' eyes?
Bred to a harder thing
Than Triumph, turn away
And like a laughing string
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COMMENTS
Harriet James 09 October 2012
Still so true for today's workplace
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Dennis Ellenburg 26 June 2007
one of the greater poems ever written. illustrates basest human character and the only possible repsonse.
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