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Poetry Friday: Aedh Gives His Beloved Certain Rhymes by W.B. Yeats

July 19th, 2013 (07:06 am)
cheerful

Current Mood: cheerful
Current Song: I Wanna Be Like Me by Sara Bareilles

Fasten your hair with a golden pin,
And bind up every wandering tress;
I bade my heart build these poor rhymes:
It worked at them, day out, day in,
Building a sorrowful loveliness
Out of the battles of old times.

You need but lift a pearl-pale hand,
And bind up your long hair and sigh;
And all men’s hearts must burn and beat;
And candle-like foam on the dim sand,
And stars climbing the dew-dropping sky,
Live but to light your passing feet.

- Aedh Gives His Beloved Certain Rhymes by W.B. Years

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Posted by: readingtothecore.wordpress.com (readingtothecore.wordpress.com)
Posted at: July 20th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
Poetry Friday

I am in awe of Yeats's imagery: "And stars climbing the dew-dropping sky, Live but to light your passing feet."
Thank you for sharing.
Catherine

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 20th, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)
Re: Poetry Friday

Thanks for reading, and for commenting!

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