Without Reservation

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Without Reservation

I would that the Boar without bristles had come from the West
and had rooted the sun and moon and stars out of the sky.

In his stead, we sailed from the east to drive him from his land.
The sun, moon and stars taunting him with a freedom
that would not be his, we herded him
into a destiny of manifest squalor
while spoiling his land,
free of guilt
in our own
minds.

This is my response to Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats: Day Twenty-Eight (each day a new Yeats quote)

“I would that the Boar without bristles had come from the West
And had rooted the sun and moon and stars out of the sky”
W.B. Yeats

Image source: “The Trail of Tears” by Max D. Standley

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