Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Irish poem

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William Butler Yeats: from Mohini Chatterjee


'Old lovers yet may have 
All that time denied - 
Grave is heaped on grave 
That they be satisfied - 
Over the blackened earth 
The old troops parade, 
Birth is heaped on Birth 
That such cannonade 
May thunder time away, 
Birth-hour and death-hour meet, 
Or, as great sages say, 
Men dance on deathless feet.' 
M C

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