Stream And Sun At Glendalough - a poem by William Butler Yeats

W. B. Yeats
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W. B. Yeats
Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland
Stream And Sun At Glendalough by William Butler Yeats
Through intricate motions ran
Stream and gliding sun
And all my heart seemed gay:
Some stupid thing that I had done
Made my attention stray.Repentance keeps my heart impure;
But what am I that dare
Fancy that I can
Better conduct myself or have more
Sense than a common man?What motion of the sun or stream
Or eyelid shot the gleam
That pierced my body through?
What made me live like these that seem
Self-born, born anew?

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