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Sailing to Byzantium

Sailing to Byzantium

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Some of you have asked for the full version of “Sailing to Byzantium” the William Butler Yeats poem from which the line ‘no country for old men’ originates. I am more than happy to oblige: I That is no country for old men. The young In one another’s arms, birds in the trees —Those dying generations—at their song, The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas, Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long Whatever is begotten, born, and dies. Caught in that…

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