DPF / Yeats

For St. Patrick’s Day and passing moments, from poetryfoundation.org.

from The Wild Swans at Coole / by William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

But now they drift on the still water,
Mysterious, beautiful;
Among what rushes will they build,
By what lake’s edge or pool
Delight men’s eyes when I awake some day
To find they have flown away?