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TO A CHILD DANCING IN THE WIND: 2, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Has no one said those daring / kind eyes should be more learned?
Last Line: And I speak a barbarous tongue.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


HAS no one said those daring
Kind eyes should be more learn'd?
Or warned you how despairing
The moths are when they are burned?
I could have warned you; but you are young,
So we speak a different tongue.

O 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.
But I am old and you are young,
And I speak a barbarous tongue.





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