William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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When Helen Lived

Rating: 2.8
WE have cried in our despair
That men desert,
For some trivial affair
Or noisy, insolent sport,
Beauty that we have won
From bitterest hours;
Yet we, had we walked within
Those topless towers
Where Helen waked with her boy,
Had given but as the rest
Of the men and women of Troy,
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COMMENTS
Suryendu Chaudhury 13 October 2020
The tone is one of humour.
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* Sunprincess * 05 April 2016
........a poetic classic, beautiful ?
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