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William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

	    The Coming of Wisdom with Time

	Though leaves are many, the root is one;
	Through all the lying days of my youth
	I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun;
	Now I may wither into the truth.

	[(from The Green Helmet and Other Poems, 1910)
	W. B. Yeats: The Poems rev. ed. Finneran]
	Copyright (c) Anne Yeats


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