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William Butler Yeats (Уильям Батлер Йейтс)


Wisdom


THE true faith discovered was
When painted panel, statuary.
Glass-mosaic, window-glass,
Amended what was told awry
By some peasant gospeller;
Swept the Sawdust from the floor
Of that working-carpenter.
Miracle had its playtime where
In damask clothed and on a seat
Chryselephantine, cedar-boarded,
His majestic Mother sat
Stitching at a purple hoarded
That He might be nobly breeched
In starry towers of Babylon
Noah's freshet never reached.
King Abundance got Him on
Innocence; and Wisdom He.
That cognomen sounded best
Considering what wild infancy
Drove horror from His Mother's breast. 



William Butler Yeats's other poems:
  1. Parnell's Funeral
  2. Among School Children
  3. At Galway Races
  4. To Some I Have Talked With by the Fire
  5. A Song From 'The Player Queen'


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • William Cowper (Уильям Купер) Wisdom ("Ere God had built the mountains")
  • Ernest Dowson (Эрнест Доусон) Wisdom ("Love wine and beauty and the spring")
  • Sara Teasdale (Сара Тисдейл) Wisdom ("WHEN I have ceased to break my wings")

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