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Poem Title:  The Hosting Of The Sidhe

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: 
The host is riding from knocknarea
and over the grave of clooth-na-Bare;
Caoilte tossing his burning hair,
and Niamh calling i{away, come away:
empty your heart of its mortal dream.
The winds awaken, the leaves whirl round,
our cheeks are pale, our hair is unbound,
our breasts are heaving, our eyes are agleam,
our arms are waving, our lips are apart;
And if any gaze on our rushing band,
we come between him and the deed of his hand,
we come between him and the hope of his heart.
The host is rushing 'twixt night and day,
caoilte tossing his burning hair,
and Niamh calling away, come away.


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