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First Line: I made my song a coat
Last Line: In walking naked.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Poetry & Poets; Vision; Fancy


I made my song a coat
Covered with embroideries
Out of old mythologies
From heel to throat;
But the fools caught it,
Wore it in the world's eyes
As though they'd wrought it.
Song, let them take it,
For there's more enterprise
In walking naked.





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