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        I. O’SULLIVAN RUA TO THE CURLEW

            O CURLEW, cry no more in the air,
                 Or only to waters in the west ;
                        Because your crying brings to my mind
               Passion-dimmed eyes and long heavy hair
                  That was shaken out over my breast :
                    There is enough evil in the crying of wind.

        2. OUT OF THE OLD DAYS

            BE you still, be you still, trembling heart ;
                 Remember the wisdom out of the old days :
                        Who trembles before the flame and the flood,
                 And the winds blowing through the starry ways,
                        And blowing us evil and good ;
                        Let the starry winds and the flame and the flood
            Cover over and hide, for he has no part
                        With the lonely, proud, wing├Ęd multitude.

                                                                         W. B. YEATS.

MLA citation:

Yeats, William Butler. “Windle-straws.” The Savoy vol. 7, November 1896, p. 62. Savoy Digital Edition, edited by Christopher Keep and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2018-2020. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2019. https://1890s.ca/savoyv7-yeats-windlestraws/