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Andy Kirkpatrick

17 April 2014

The Choice

The intellect of man is forced to choose

perfection of the life, or of the work,

And if it take the second must refuse

A heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.

When all that story's finished, what's the news?

In luck or out the toil has left its mark:

That old perplexity an empty purse,

Or the day's vanity, the night's remorse.

--William Butler Yeats


A Snicker's bar costs 60p. Were these words worth as much?

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