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From Yeats’ "Sailing to Byzantium"

Where the phrase "No Country for Old Men" comes from

September 6th, 2009

That is no country for old men. The young
In one another’s arms, pharm birds in the trees
- Those dying generations – at their song, order
The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,
Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.
Caught in that sensual music all neglect
Monuments of unaging intellect.

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