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To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing - Poem by William Butler Yeats

NOW all the truth is out,
Be secret and take defeat
From any brazen throat,
For how can you compete,
Being honour bred, with one
Who, were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbours' eyes?
Bred to a harder thing
Than Triumph, turn away
And like a laughing string
Whereon mad fingers play
Amid a place of stone,
Be secret and exult,
Because of all things known
That is most difficult.


Comments about To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing by William Butler Yeats

  • Rookie Harriet James (10/9/2012 2:40:00 PM)

    Still so true for today's workplace (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Dennis Ellenburg (6/26/2007 11:37:00 AM)

    one of the greater poems ever written. illustrates basest human character and the only possible repsonse. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Friend

  1. 1. What Makes A Friend? , Ashley Olson
  2. 2. A Bottle And Friend , Robert Burns
  3. 3. My Friend, The Parking Lot Attendant , Charles Bukowski
  4. 4. A Shady Friend For Torrid Days , Emily Dickinson
  5. 5. A Prison Gets To Be A Friend , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. Thinking Of A Friend At Night , Hermann Hesse
  7. 7. A Confession To A Friend In Trouble , Thomas Hardy
  8. 8. A True Friend , Brandi Young
  9. 9. Your Catfish Friend , Richard Brautigan
  10. 10. The Friend , Marge Piercy
  11. 11. My Friend , Rabindranath Tagore
  12. 12. To A Friend Who Sent Me Some Roses , John Keats
  13. 13. To A Friend , Amy Lowell
  14. 14. Friend , Rabindranath Tagore
  15. 15. To A Friend , William Carlos Williams
  16. 16. The Best Friend , William Henry Davies
  17. 17. Taking Leave Of A Friend , Li Po
  18. 18. My Friend Mary , Ernestine Northover
  19. 19. To A Friend , Matthew Arnold
  20. 20. To A Friend Concerning Several Ladies , William Carlos Williams
  21. 21. You Smile Upon Your Friend To-Day , Alfred Edward Housman
  22. 22. Taking Leave Of A Friend , Ezra Pound
  23. 23. Farewell My Friend , Sylvia Chidi
  24. 24. Mock Panegyric On A Young Friend , Jane Austen
  25. 25. Sonnets 01: We Talk Of Taxes, And I Call.. , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  26. 26. A Dead Friend , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  27. 27. A Friend In Need, A Friend Indeed , Meggie Gultiano
  28. 28. Who Is Your Best Friend? , Julius Babarinsa
  29. 29. A Best Friend , James Ruka
  30. 30. Fear Not, Dear Friend, But Freely Live Y.. , Robert Louis Stevenson
  31. 31. My Friend, My Friend , Anne Sexton
  32. 32. To A Republican Friend , Matthew Arnold
  33. 33. To A Friend Going Blind , Jorie Graham
  34. 34. My Imaginary Friend (Children) , C.J. Heck
  35. 35. My Most Distinguished Guest And Learned .. , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  36. 36. Friend And Foe , Friedrich Schiller
  37. 37. The Death Of A Friend , John W. Litteral
  38. 38. Last Words To A Dumb Friend , Thomas Hardy
  39. 39. The Lost Friend , Amy Levy
  40. 40. A Friend Sends Her Perfumed Carriage , Li Ching Chao
  41. 41. If You Had A Friend , Robert William Service
  42. 42. A Departed Friend , Julia Ann Moore
  43. 43. My Best Friend........... , Ravi Sathasivam
  44. 44. A Poem For A True Friend, My Friend , the poet
  45. 45. To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing , William Butler Yeats
  46. 46. My Friend Must Be A Bird , Emily Dickinson
  47. 47. The Lover Pleads With His Friend For Old.. , William Butler Yeats
  48. 48. - My Rock Steady Childhood Friend , Ronberge (anno primo)
  49. 49. A Friend Is..... , Herbert Nehrlich
  50. 50. A Blind Friend , David Darbyshire
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