Collected Poems, by William Butler Yeats

Imitated From the Japanese

A MOST astonishing thing —

Seventy years have I lived;

(Hurrah for the flowers of Spring,

For Spring is here again.)

Seventy years have I lived

No ragged beggar-man,

Seventy years have I lived,

Seventy years man and boy,

And never have I danced for joy.

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