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Poem Title:  Wisdom

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 true faith discovered was
When painted panel, statuary.
Glass-mosaic, window-glass,
amended what was told awry
by some peasant gospeller;
swept the sawdust from the floor
Of that working-carpenter.
Miracle had its playtime where
In damask clothed and on a seat
chryselephantine, cedar-boarded,
his majestic mother sat
stitching at a purple hoarded
that he might be nobly breeched
in starry towers of babylon
noah's freshet never reached.
king abundance got him on
innocence; and wisdom he.
That cognomen sounded best
considering what wild infancy
drove horror from his Mother's breast.


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