Young Man's Song Poem by William Butler Yeats

Young Man's Song

Rating: 3.2


'She will change,' I cried.
'Into a withered crone.'
The heart in my side,
That so still had lain,
In noble rage replied
And beat upon the bone:

'Uplift those eyes and throw
Those glances unafraid:
She would as bravely show
Did all the fabric fade;
No withered crone I saw
Before the world was made.'

Abashed by that report,
For the heart cannot lie,
I knelt in the dirt.
And all shall bend the knee
To my offended heart
Until it pardon me.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 30 December 2015

Abashed by that report, For the heart cannot lie, I knelt in the dirt. And all shall bend the knee To my offended heart Until it pardon me. - Italian: Confuso da tale resoconto, Poiché il cuore non può mentire, Mi inginocchiai al suolo. E tutti devono piegare il ginocchio Al mio cuore offeso Fino a quando non mi perdoni.

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* Sunprincess * 05 April 2016

......was nice to read again, this poem was part of the collection - words for music perhaps ?

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Bill Wright 15 October 2016

Not the best one of his I have read so far.

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Dr Antony Theodore 02 February 2020

Abashed by that report, For the heart cannot lie, I knelt in the dirt. And all shall bend the knee To my offended heart Until it pardon me. great poem of W.B. Yeats.

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Mahtab Bangalee 01 February 2020

Uplift those eyes and throw Those glances unafraid: ..../// beautiful really beautiful poem;

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Edward Kofi Louis 01 February 2020

Beat upon the bone! Made clear. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Aniruddha Pathak 01 February 2020

'And all shall bend the knee To my offended heart Until it pardon me...' What a way to end the poem! Lovely.

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Dr Antony Theodore 01 February 2020

And all shall bend the knee To my offended heart Until it pardon me. very good poem of Yeats whose work we studied in the literature classes

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