Death

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William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)

Nor dread nor hope attend
A dying animal;
A man awaits his end
Dreading and hoping all;
Many times he died,
Many times rose again.
A great man in his pride
Confronting murderous men
Casts derision upon
Supersession of breath;
He knows death to the bone –
Man has created death.

2005
for Baritone, Flute, String Quintet
approximately 5 minutes

$3.00