by William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Crazy Jane on God
Language: English 
That lover of a night
Came when he would,
Went in the dawning light
Whether I would or no;
Men come, men go;
All things remain in God.

Banners choke the sky;
Men-at-arms tread;
Armoured horses neigh
Where the great battle was
In the narrow pass:
All things remain in God.

Before their eyes a house
That from childhood stood
Uninhabited, ruinous,
Suddenly lit up
From door to top:
All things remain in God.

I had wild Jack [for]1 a lover;
Though like a road
That men pass over
My body makes no moan
But sings on:
All things remain in God.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-03
Line count: 24
Word count: 102