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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
To a Child Dancing in the Wind
By William Butler Yeats
 
HAS no one said those daring
Kind eyes should be more learned?
I have found out how despairing
The moths are when they are burned.
But I am old and you are young,        5
So we speak a different tongue.
 
Oh you will take whatever’s offered
And dream that all the world’s a friend,
Suffer as your mother suffered,
Be as broken in the end.        10
I could have warned you—but you are young,
And I speak a barbarous tongue.
 
 
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