William Butler Yeats

Maid Quiet

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature.






WHERE has Maid Quiet gone to,
Nodding her russet hood?
The winds that awakened the stars
Are blowing through my blood.
O how could I be so calm
When she rose up to depart?
Now words that called up the lightning
Are hurtling through my heart.

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