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    Though pedantry denies,
    It’s plain the Bible means
    That Solomon grew wise
    While talking with his queens....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    That crazed girl improvising her music,
    Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,
    Her soul in division from itself
    Climbing, falling she knew not where,
    Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship
    Her knee-cap broken.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    April, April,
    Laugh thy girlish laughter,
    But, the moment after,
    Weep thy golden tears!
    —Sir William Watson (1858–1935)

    Yet always when I look death in the face,
    When I clamber to the heights of sleep,
    Or when I grow excited with wine,
    Suddenly I meet your face.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    “Your eyes that once were never weary of mine
    Are bowed in sorrow under pendulous lids,
    Because our love is waning.”
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)