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Poem by William Butler Yeats


After Long Silence


Speech after long silence; it is right,
All other lovers being estranged or dead,
Unfriendly lamplight hid under its shade,
The curtains drawn upon unfriendly night,
That we descant and yet again descant
Upon the supreme theme of Art and Song:
Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young
We loved each other and were ignorant. 



William Butler Yeats


William Butler Yeats's other poems:
  1. The Magi
  2. Men Improve with the Years
  3. The Municipal Gallery Revisited
  4. Beautiful Lofty Things
  5. Paudeen


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