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W.B. Yeats (1865–1939).  The Wind Among the Reeds.  1899.

2. The Everlasting Voices


O SWEET everlasting Voices be still; 
Go to the guards of the heavenly fold 
And bid them wander obeying your will 
Flame under flame, till Time be no more; 
Have you not heard that our hearts are old,         5
That you call in birds, in wind on the hill, 
In shaken boughs, in tide on the shore? 
O sweet everlasting Voices be still. 


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