Quotation by William Butler Yeats

What brought them there so far from their home,
Cuchulain that fought night long with the foam,
What says the Clock in the Great Clock Tower?
Niamh that rode on it; lad and lass
That sat so still and played at the chess?
What but heroic wantonness?
William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Alternative Song for the Severed Head in 'The King of the Great Clock Tower'...."
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