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Poesie di William Butler Yeats

Poeta, drammaturgo, scrittore e mistico irlandese, nato martedì 13 giugno 1865 a Sandymount (Irlanda), morto sabato 28 gennaio 1939 a Menton (Francia)
Questo autore lo trovi anche in Frasi & Aforismi e in Umorismo.

Scritta da: Silvana Stremiz

An Acre of Grass

Picture and book remain,
An acre of green grass
For air and exercise,
Now strength of body goes;
Midnight, an old house
Where nothing stirs but a mouse.

My temptation is quiet.
Here at life 's end
Neither loose imagination,
Nor the mill of the mind
Consuming its rag and bone,
Can make the truth known.

Grant me an old man's frenzy,
Myself must I remake
Till I am Timon and Lear
Or that William Blake
Who beat upon the wall
Till Truth obeyed his call;

A mind Michael Angelo knew
That can pierce the clouds,
Or inspired by frenzy
Shake the dead in their shrouds;
Forgotten else by mankind,
An old man's eagle mind.
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    Scritta da: Silvana Stremiz

    The Sorrow of Love

    The brawling of a sparrow in the eaves,
    The brilliant moon and all the milky sky,
    And all that famous harmony of leaves,
    Had blotted out man's image and his cry.

    A girl arose that had red mournful lips
    And seemed the greatness of the world in tears,
    Doomed like Odysseus and the labouring ships
    And proud as Priam murdered with his peers;

    Arose, and on the instant clamorous eaves,
    A climhing moon upon an empty sky,
    And all that lamentation of the leaves,
    Could but compose man's image and his cry.
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