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The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats | Tuesday, October 04, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

October 4th, 2016

Episode 729 of 895 episodes

The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky; Upon the brimming water among the stones Are nine-and-fifty swans. The nineteenth autumn has come upon me Since I first made my count; I saw, before I had well finished, All suddenly mount... Read more »

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