Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SORROW OF LOVE (1), by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS



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THE SORROW OF LOVE (1), by         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The quarrel of the sparrows in the eaves
Last Line: Are shaken with earth's old and weary cry.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


The quarrel of the sparrows in the eaves,
The full round moon and the star-laden sky,
And the loud song of the ever-singing leaves,
Had hid away earth's old and weary cry.

And then you came with those red mournful lips,
And with you came the whole of the world's tears
And all the trouble of her labouring ships,
And all the trouble of her myriad years.

And now the sparrows warring in the eaves,
The curd-pale moon, the white stars in the sky,
And the loud chanting of the unquiet leaves,
Are shaken with earth's old and weary cry.





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