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 Volume 1.23 This View’s Poetry July 15, 2002 


    These are the Clouds    
         
   

These are the clouds about the fallen sun,
The majesty that shuts his burning eye:
The weak lay hand on what the strong has done,
Till that be tumbled that was lifted high
And discord follow upon unison,
And all things at one common level lie.
And therefore, friend, if your great race were run
And these things came, so much the more thereby
Have you made greatness your companion,
Although it be for children that you sigh:
These are the clouds about the fallen sun,
The majesty that shuts his burning eye.

   
         
    W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)    
   

Collected Works: Volume I: The Poems (1989) # 107
ed. Richard J. Finneran

   

    A Friend’s Illness    
         
   

Sickness brought me this
Thought, in that scale of his:
Why should I be dismayed
Though flame had burned the whole
World, as it were a coal,
Now I have seen it weighed
Against a soul?

   
         
    W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)    
   

Collected Works: Volume I: The Poems (1989) # 109
ed. Richard J. Finneran

   

    To a Friend whose Work has come to Nothing    
         
   

Now all the truth is out,
Be secret and take defeat
From any brazen throat,
For how can you compete,
Being honour bred, with one
Who, were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbours’ eyes?
Bred to a harder thing
Than Triumph, turn away
And like a laughing string
Whereon mad fingers play
Amid a place of stone,
Be secret and exult,
Because of all things known
That is most difficult.

   
         
    W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)    
    Collected Works: Volume I: The Poems (1989) # 116
ed. Richard J. Finneran

   

    Triad    
         
    From the Silence of Time, Time’s Silence borrow.
In the heart of To-day is the word of To-morrow.
The Builders of Joy are the Children of Sorrow.
   
         
    William Sharp (1856-1902)    
    Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse p. 400    



 Volume 1.23 This View’s Poetry July 15, 2002 





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Cor ad cor loquitur J. H. Newman — “Heart speaks to heart”