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W.B. Yeats (1865–1939).  Responsibilities and Other Poems.  1916.

27. That the Night come


SHE lived in storm and strife, 
Her soul had such desire 
For what proud death may bring 
That it could not endure 
The common good of life,         5
But lived as ’twere a king 
That packed his marriage day 
With banneret and pennon, 
Trumpet and kettledrum, 
And the outrageous cannon,  10
To bundle time away 
That the night come. 


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