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A #tanka for A Month with Yeats: Day Twenty-four

Sackville Street (Dublin) after the 1916 Easter RisingBy Miller, James Martin & H.S. Canfield. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

‘We know their dream; enough

To know they dreamed and are dead; ‘ —W.B. Yeats ‘

 

Smoke in the sky

After the last echoes

of gunshots and screams

only their bloodstains

and memories remain

 

for Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats: Day Twenty-four

 

 

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