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Open thread: What's your favourite WB Yeats poem?

Yeats died 75 years ago today but his work is still being studied in schools across the country. Are there any lines still floating around in your heads from your schooldays?
Jan 28th 2014, 7:30 AM 8,642 62

THIS DAY, 75 years ago, legendary Irish poet William Butler Yeats passed away.

Most of us can remember, fondly or otherwise, a few lines of his poems from back in our schooldays.

The most well-known of his works are poems like September 1913, The Wild Swans at Coole, The Second Coming and Sailing to Byzantium – mainly because we’ve all had to learn them off by heart for the Junior and Leaving Certs.

Students are still swatting up on these same poems today but we want to know which of Yeats’ poems are still with all of you.

Tell us your favourites in the comments below and quote a few lines if you can still remember…

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