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Poem Title:  The Living Beauty

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 bade, because the wick and oil are spent
and frozen are the channels of the blood,
my discontented heart to draw content
from beauty that is cast out of a mould
In bronze, or that in dazzling marble appears,
appears, but when we have gone is gone again,
being more indifferent to our solitude
than 'twere an apparition. O heart, we are old;
the living beauty is for younger men:
we cannot pay its tribute of wild tears.


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