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Poem Title:  A First Confession

Poem Category:  General Poems

Poet:  William Butler Yeats

Poet Biography: 
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was a poet whose influences include The Occult, symbolism and Irish political independance



Poem: 
I admit the briar
Entangled in my hair
did not injure me;
My blenching and trembling,
nothing but dissembling,
nothing but coquetry.

I long for truth, and yet
I cannot stay from that
my better self disowns,
for a man's attention
brings such satisfaction
to the craving in my bones.

Brightness that I pull back
from the Zodiac,
why those questioning eyes
that are fixed upon me?
What can they do but shun me
if empty night replies?


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