The Balloon of the Mind by W. B. Yeats | Poets.org
January 5, 2013 · Updated 8:00 PM
Hands, do what you're bid:
Bring the balloon of the mind
That bellies and drags in the wind
Into its narrow shed.
Appointed a senator of the Irish Free State in 1922, William Butler Yeats is remembered as an important cultural leader and one of the great poets of the early 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1923.