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W. B. Yeats

For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.

—  W. B. Yeats, from “The Young Man’s Song,” Selected Poems and Four Plays. (Scribner; 4 Sub edition September 9, 1996)

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