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THE SECRET ROSE

THE SECRET ROSE
THE WIND AMONG THE REEDS 1899 By William Butler Yeats poem lyrics. Easy summary meaning. Selected sweat best popular poem for School and college student

THE SECRET ROSE

 

FAR-OFF, most secret, and inviolate Rose,

 

Enfold me in my hour of hours; where those

 

Who sought thee in the Holy Sepulchre,

 

Or in the wine-vat, dwell beyond the stir

 

And tumult of defeated dreams; and deep

 

Among pale eyelids, heavy with the sleep

 

Men have named beauty. Thy great leaves enfold

 

The ancient beards, the helms of ruby and gold

 

Of the crowned Magi; and the king whose eyes

 

Saw the pierced Hands and Rood of elder rise

 

In Druid vapour and make the torches dim;

 

Till vain frenzy awoke and he died; and him

 

Who met Fand walking among flaming dew

 

By a grey shore where the wind never blew,

 

And lost the world and Emer for a kiss;

 

And him who drove the gods out of their liss,

 

And till a hundred moms had flowered red

 

Feasted, and wept the barrows of his dead;

 

And the proud dreaming king who flung the crown

 

And sorrow away, and calling bard and clown

 

Dwelt among wine-stained wanderers in deep woods:

 

And him who sold tillage, and house, and goods,

 

And sought through lands and islands numberless years,

 

Until he found, with laughter and with tears,

 

A woman of so shining loveliness

 

That men threshed corn at midnight by a tress,

 

A little stolen tress. I, too, await

 

The hour of thy great wind of love and hate.

 

When shall the stars be blown about the sky,

 

Like the sparks blown out of a smithy, and die?

 

Surely thine hour has come, thy great wind blows,

 

Far-off, most secret, and inviolate Rose?


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