I originally posted this at my blog, Bildungsroman, and am cross-posting it here at Lorie Ann's request!
Rose of all Roses, Rose of all the World!
You, too, have come where the dim tides are hurled
Upon the wharves of sorrow, and heard ring
The bell that calls us on; the sweet far thing.
Beauty grown sad with its eternity
Made you of us, and of the dim grey sea.
- from The Rose of Battle by W.B. Yeats
I selected this piece in honor of the novel The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray, this month's featured title at readergirlz. Thanks, Libba, for hanging out with us this month!
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Friday, October 30, 2009
The Rose of Battle by W.B. Yeats
Posted by Little Willow at 10:02 AM
Labels: libba bray, Little Willow, Poetry Friday, Sweet Far Thing
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That is an awesome poem. Love Yeates.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for reading! :)
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