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William Butler Yeats

1865 - 1939
William Butler Yeats was regarded as one of the greatest English writing poets of the 20th century. That Irish poet, he was also one of the driving forces behind the Irish Literary Revival. That literary movement was associated with the growth of Irish nationalism and linked with a revival of interest in Ireland’s Gaelic heritage. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 1923.
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The cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon,
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My Soul. I summon to the winding ancient stair;
Set all your mind upon the steep ascent,
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An old man cocked his car upon a bridge;
He and his friend, their faces to the South,
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When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
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A one-legged, one-armed, one-eyed man,
A bundle of rags upon a crutch,
Stumbled on windy Cruachan... [+]

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Why should I blame her that she filled my days
With misery, or that she would of late
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Turning and turning in the widening gyre   

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
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