The Great Day

William Butler Yeats 1865 (Sandymount) – 1939 (Menton)

HURRAH for revolution and more cannon-shot!
A beggar upon horseback lashes a beggar on foot.
Hurrah for revolution and cannon come again!
The beggars have changed places, but the lash goes on.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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