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Yeats [by George Charles Beresford, 1911]

The Moods
by William Butler Yeats
from The Wind Among the Reeds (1899)


Time drops in decay,

Like a candle burnt out,
And the mountains and the woods
Have their day, have their day;
What one in the rout
Of the fire-born moods
Has fallen away?





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