Maud Gonne: Yeats Inspiration

The second verse refers to the Lady of the Sweetest Smile, the authors own Maud Gonne, though not of the military kind, her spirit and ambition was Gonne-esque…

And she again a poet inspires
Words on paper white to write
For she was one of beauty and passion
And spirit and will with which to fight
And he a poet desired peace
Though military formations he admired
And anthems for them in time he wrote
As he by them and by her was inspired…

Every poet has his Maud Gonne
Who leaves her mark upon his life
Often without her knowing it
And becomes anothers wife
And he through life he makes his way
Each ladys smile: of her him it does remind
For she has a place within his heart
That only the special find.

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