W. B. Yeats
KING AND NO KING
(01) 01 : "Would it were anything but merely voice!"
02 : The No King cried who after that was King,
03 : Because he had not heard of anything
04 : That balanced with a word is more than noise;
05 : Yet Old Romance being kind, let him prevail
06 : Somewhere or somehow that I have forgot,
07 : Though he'd but cannon--Whereas we that had thought
08 : To have lit upon as clean and sweet a tale
09 : Have been defeated by that pledge you gave
10 : In momentary anger long ago;
11 : And I that have not your faith, how shall I know
12 : That in the blinding light beyond the grave
13 : We'll find so good a thing as that we have lost?
14 : The hourly kindness, the day's common speech,
15 : The habitual content of each with each
16 : When neither soul nor body has been crossed.