William Butler Yeats: “Vacillation”, Verse IV

IV

My fiftieth year had come and gone,
I sat, a solitary man,
In a crowded London shop,
An open book and empty cup
On the marble table-top.
While on the shop and street I gazed
My body of a sudden blazed;
And twenty minutes more or less
It seemed, so great my happiness,
That I was blessed and could bless.

William Butler Yeats

Whole poem here.

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Mixed blessings « Poetry Therapy NewsMarch 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

[…] the Poems on the Underground.  It was Verse IV of W.B. Yeats’ Vacillation which you can read here.  As I have just turned 50, the poem immediately caught my attention and I passed the time during […]

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