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TWO SONGS OF A FOOL: 2, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I slept on my three-legged stool by the fire
Last Line: The horn's sweet note and the tooth of the hound.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Fools; Pets; Idiots


I slept on my three-legged stool by the fire,
The speckled cat slept on my knee;
We never thought to enquire
Where the brown hare might be,
And whether the door were shut.
Who knows how she drank the wind
Stretched up on two legs from the mat,
Before she had settled her mind
To drum with her heel and to leap?
Had I but awakened from sleep
And called her name, she had heard,
It may be, and had not stirred,
That now, it may be, has found
The horn's sweet note and the tooth of the hound.





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