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THE OLD MEN ADMIRING THEMSELVES IN THE WATER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the old, old men say
Last Line: Like the waters.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Imagination; Time; Vision; Fancy


I heard the old, old men say,
'Everything alters,
And one by one we drop away.'
They had hands like claws, and their knees
Were twisted like the old thorn trees
By the waters.
I heard the old, old men say,
'All that's beautiful drifts away
Like the waters.'





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