W. B. Yeats

W. B. Yeats

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William Butler Yeats[a] (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet, dramatist, prose writer and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free State.
He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and others.
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(Song from an Unfinished Play)
My mother dandled me and sang,
'How young it is, how young!'
And made a golden cradle
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(Song from an Unfinished Play)
My mother dandled me and sang,
'How young it is, how young!'
And made a golden cradle
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The quarrel of the sparrows in the eaves,
The full round moon and the star-laden sky,
And the loud song of the ever-singing leaves,
Had hid away earth's old and weary cry.
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I whispered, "I am too young,"
And then, "I am old enough";
Wherefore I threw a penny
To find out if I might love.
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I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate
Those that I guard I do not love;
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