Into The Twilight

William Butler Yeats

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OUT-WORN heart, in a time out-worn,
Come clear of the nets of wrong and right;
Laugh, heart, again in the grey twilight,
Sigh, heart, again in the dew of the morn.
Your mother Eire is aways young,
Dew ever shining and twilight grey;
Though hope fall from you and love decay,
Burning in fires of a slanderous tongue.
Come, heart, where hill is heaped upon hill:
For there the mystical brotherhood
Of sun and moon and hollow and wood
And river and stream work out their will;
And God stands winding His lonely horn,
And time and the world are ever in flight;
And love is less kind than the grey twilight,
And hope is less dear than the dew of the morn.

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  • lornastinnett52

    Just read "Into The Twilight" by Yeats. As a young student it's hard to fully comprehend, but it sure does express a sense of profound longing. The melancholy and timeless sentiments reel you in. The way Yeats writes, it's just beyond words.