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Poem Title:  The Mountain Tomb

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: 
Pour wine and dance if manhood still have pride,
bring roses if the rose be yet in bloom;
the cataract smokes upon the mountain side,
our father rosicross is in his tomb.
Pull down the blinds, bring fiddle and clarionet
that there be no foot silent in the room
nor mouth from kissing, nor from wine unwet;
our Father Rosicross is in his tomb.
in vain, in pain; the cataract still cries;
the everlasting taper lights the gloom;
all wisdom shut into his onyx eyes,
our father Rosicross sleeps in his tomb.


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