In Memory of W.B. Yeats
by W.H. Auden
In Memory of W.B. Yeats Quotes
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What instruments we have agree The day of his death was a dark cold day. (5-6, 30-31)
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By mourning tonguesThe death of the poet was kept from his poems. (10-11)
You were silly like us; your gift survived it all: The parish of rich women, physical decay,Yourself […] (33-35)
But for him it was his last afternoon as himself,An afternoon of nurses and rumours; (12-13)
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