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Yeats [by George Charles Beresford,
1911]

Maid
Quiet
by William
Butler Yeats

from The Wind Among the Reeds
(London: Elkin Mathews, 1899

Where has Maid Quiet gone to,
Nodding her russet hood?
The winds
that awakened the stars
Are blowing through my blood.
O how could I be
so calm
When she rose up to depart?
Now words that called up the
lightning
Are hurtling through my heart.  

 
 

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