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

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 »