(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland)

A Cool Fall Night

At a hermitage:

A cool fall night--
getting dinner, we peeled
eggplants, cucumbers.

Translated by Robert Hass

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This is Yeats disillusioned with his role in politics. He admires the 'proud and wayward squirrel, ' in every way the opposite of the politicians with whom he deals, with their 'tame will' and 'timid brains.'