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At the Breakfast Table with W. B. Yeats

The morning news descends upon us,
A heavy veil of sorrow.
The floods, fires, forever wars.
Refugees struggling for footing somewhere else.

When suddenly, bowing over her breakfast plate,
My sister says, “I want to be the stolen child.”
Lines memorized so long ago, so much forgotten,
Still, the refrain remains, in her…




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Diane Gillespie

Diane Gillespie

PhD, Educational psychologist. Author and sleep advocate interested in learning as social/cultural process (Website: )

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