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Yeats [by George Charles Beresford, 1911]

That the Night Come
by William Butler Yeats
from Responsibilities [1914]




She lived in storm and strife,
Her soul had such desire
For what proud death may bring
That it could not endure
The common good of life,
But lived as ’twere a king
That packed his marriage day
With banneret and pennon,
Trumpet and kettledrum,
And the outrageous cannon,
To bundle time away
That the night come.


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