cynth (cynthtastic) wrote,

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I just thought of something I haven't thought of in years. In college, I had a poem posted on my door. I loved it, and I didn't know why I loved it. Now I can't even remember where I first saw it. It's not like most of the poems I love. "Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe is one of my traditional favorites. Various Emily Dickinson poems. Not this. Not Yeats. But I love it.

"The Realists" by William Butler Yeats

Hope that you may understand!
What can books of men that wive
In a dragon-guarded land,
Paintings of the dolphin-drawn
Sea-nymphs in their pearly wagons
Do, but awake a hope to live
That had gone
With the dragons?

What do you think? I'd love to discuss it. Maybe I just miss being a student.
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