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Poem Title:  The Wild Swans At Coole

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

The trees are in their autumn beauty,
the woodland paths are dry,
under the October twilight the water
mirrors a still sky;
upon the brimming water among the stones
are nine-and-fifty Swans.

The nineteenth autumn has come upon me
since I first made my count;
i saw, before I had well finished,
all suddenly mount
and scatter wheeling in great broken rings
upon their clamorous wings.

I have looked upon those brilliant creatures,
and now my heart is sore.
All's changed since I, hearing at twilight,
the first time on this shore,
the bell-beat of their wings above my head,
trod with a lighter tread.

Unwearied still, lover by lover,
they paddle in the cold
companionable streams or climb the air;
their hearts have not grown old;
passion or conquest, wander where they will,
attend upon them still.

But now they drift on the still water,
mysterious, beautiful;
among what rushes will they build,
by what lake's edge or pool
delight men's eyes when I awake some day
to find they have flown away?

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