Quotation by William Butler Yeats

'But where can we draw water,'
Said Pearse to Connolly,
'When all the wells are parched away?
O plain as plain can be
There's nothing but our own red blood
Can make a right Rose Tree.'
William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Irish poet. The Rose Tree (l. 13–18). . .

The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. Richard J. Finneran, ed. (1989) Macmillan.
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