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First Line: Though you are in your shining days
Last Line: For all eyes but these eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Variant Title(s): The Poet Pleads With His Friend For Old Friends
Subject(s): Friendship


Though you are in your shining days,
Voices among the crowd
And new friends busy with your praise,
Be not unkind or proud,
But think about old friends the most:
Time's bitter flood will rise,
Your beauty perish and be lost
For all eyes but these eyes.




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