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THE HOST OF THE AIR

THE HOST OF THE AIR
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 HOST OF THE AIR

 

OxDRISCOLL drove with a song

 

The wild duck and the drake

 

From the tall and the tufted reeds

 

Of the drear Hart Lake.

 

And he saw how the reeds grew dark

At the coming of night-tide,

 

And dreamed of the long dim hair

 

Of Bridget his bride.

 

He heard while he sang and dreamed

 

A piper piping away,

 

And never was piping so sad,

 

And never was piping so gay.

 

And he saw young men and young girls

 

Who danced on a level place,

 

And Bridget his bride among them,

 

With a sad and a gay face.

 

The dancers crowded about him

 

And many a sweet thing said,

 

And a young man brought him red wine

 

And a young girl white bread.

 

But Bridget drew him by the sleeve

 

Away from the merry bands,

 

To old men playing at cards

 

With a twinkling of ancient hands.

 

The bread and the wine had a doom,

 

For these were the host of the air;

 

He sat and played in a dream

 

Of her long dim hair.

 

He played with the merry old men

 

And thought not of evil chance,

 

Until one bore Bridget his bride

 

Away from the merry dance.

 

He bore her away in his atms,

 

The handsomest young man there,

 

And his neck and his breast and his arms

 

Were drowned in her long dim hair.

 

OxDriscoll scattered the cards

 

And out of his dream awoke:

 

Old men and young men and young girls

 

Were gone like a drifting smoke;

 

But he heard high up in the air

 

A piper piping away,

 

And never was piping so sad,




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