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W.B. Yeats (1865–1939).  Responsibilities and Other Poems.  1916.

28. An Appointment


BEING out of heart with government 
I took a broken root to fling 
Where the proud, wayward squirrel went, 
Taking delight that he could spring; 
And he, with that low whinnying sound         5
That is like laughter, sprang again 
And so to the other tree at a bound. 
Nor the tame will, nor timid brain, 
Bred that fierce tooth and cleanly limb 
And threw him up to laugh on the bough;  10
No government appointed him. 


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