Monday, July 9, 2007

Poem of the Day


-William Butler Yeats

‘In our time the destiny of man presents its meanings

in political terms.’ —Thomas Mann.

How can I, that girl standing there,

My attention fix

On Roman or on Russian

Or on Spanish politics?

Yet here’s a travelled man that knows

What he talks about,

And there’s a politician

That has read and thought,

And maybe what they say is true

Of war and war’s alarms,

But O that I were young again

And held her in my arms!

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