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Yeats, W B - Collected poems - There was a man whom Sorrow named his friend

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011811

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W B Yeats – Collected Poems

There was a man whom Sorrow named his friend
And he, of his high comrade Sorrow dreaming
Went walking with slow steps along the gleaming
And humming sands, where windy surges wend;
And he called loudly to the stars to bend
From their pale thrones and comfort him, but they
Among themselves laugh on and sing alway;
And then the man whom Sorrow named his friend
Cried out ‘Dim sea, hear my most piteous story’
The sea swept on and cried her old cry still
Rolling along in dreams from hill to hill
He fled the persecution of her glory

The source of the experience

Yeats, W B

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Unrequited love

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