Friday, February 02, 2007


In honor of the 2nd annual blogger's poetry reading, my very favorite poem.

Brown Penny
by William Butler Yeats

I WHISPERED, "I am too young,"
And then, "I am old enough;"
Wherefore I threw a penny
To find out if I might love.
"Go and love, go and love, young man,
If the lady be young and fair."
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
I am looped in the loops of her hair.

O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love.

Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
One cannot begin it too soon.


Blogger Theresa said...

Thanks for posting this lovely poem.

12:02 PM  

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