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#Tanka Tuesday #1 (11/14/17)…for A Month with Yeats: Day 14…#haiku #poetry

Jane’s prompt for a Month with Yeats: Day 14:

Today’s quote if from ‘To Ireland in the Coming Times’. I think the following lines have inspired a sonnet. I find this a hard form to write, but this one came without trying.

That you, in the dim coming times,

May know how my heart went with them

After the red-rose-bordered hem.’ —W.B. Yeats

white crosses

So many sons spent

for old men’s dreams

How much blood to sanctify

fresh hallowed ground?

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