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Poem by William Butler Yeats


Consolation


O but there is wisdom
In what the sages said;
But stretch that body for a while
And lay down that head
Till I have told the sages
Where man is comforted.

How could passion run so deep
Had I never thought
That the crime of being born
Blackens all our lot?
But where the crime's committed
The crime can be forgot. 



William Butler Yeats


William Butler Yeats's other poems:
  1. The Magi
  2. The Municipal Gallery Revisited
  3. Men Improve with the Years
  4. Me Peacock
  5. Under Ben Bulben


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Matthew Arnold Consolation ("Mist clogs the sunshine")
  • Robert Stevenson Consolation ("Though he, that ever kind and true")
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Consolation ("Ah, many-voiced and angry! how the waves")

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