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Poetry Friday: The Rose of Battle by W.B. Yeats

October 30th, 2009 (07:26 am)
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Rose of all Roses, Rose of all the World!
You, too, have come where the dim tides are hurled
Upon the wharves of sorrow, and heard ring
The bell that calls us on; the sweet far thing.
Beauty grown sad with its eternity
Made you of us, and of the dim grey sea.

- from The Rose of Battle by W.B. Yeats

I selected this piece in honor of the novel The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray, this month's featured title at readergirlz. Thanks, Libba, for hanging out with us this month!

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Comments

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 30th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)

Thanks for sharing! I love that you tied it in with this month's Readergirlz pick.

Jennie from Biblio File (livejournal's not playing nicely with my OpenID today. Sigh.)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 30th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)

Thanks, Jennie! I hope you're joining us at readergirlz for the book discussions... Nudge, nudge! Have you read next month's pick, Sweetgrass Basket?

Posted by: readergirlz (readergirlz)
Posted at: October 30th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)

Cross post, cross post! ~Lorie Ann

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 30th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)

Okay, I shall!

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