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DOWN BY THE SALLEY GARDENS

By William Butler Yeats

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DOWN BY THE

SALLEY GARDENS

By William Butler Yeats

Down by the Salley Gardens my love and I did meet;
She passed the Salley Gardens with little snow-white feet.
   She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;
   But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.
 
In a field by the river my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand.
   She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs;
   But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.

Now see my 'shadow' of this great poem, using both the metre and the subject:  By the Waterfalls of Ilkley


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