William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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To A Shade

Rating: 3.8
IF you have revisited the town, thin Shade,
Whether to look upon your monument
(I wonder if the builder has been paid)
Or happier-thoughted when the day is spent
To drink of that salt breath out of the sea
When grey gulls flit about instead of men,
And the gaunt houses put on majesty:
Let these content you and be gone again;
For they are at their old tricks yet.
A man
Of your own passionate serving kind who had brought
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Bjpafa Meragente 25 June 2020
We are safer there. He knew this unsafe place is where though meets meaning and embroidered cloths are trodden, many only to turn in old rags turned away or sold to pretentious nouveau riche.
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