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a pair of mountain peaks in the distance behind a great stretch of pines

The Poem at the End of the World at the Beginning of Yeats’s Collected Poems

You’re finally going to meet him. Time and again you’ve heard me praise my good friend The Happy Shepherd and you’d started to wonder whether he wasn’t a figment of my imagination. But I’ve promised you that he’ll be at this party tonight and you’re excited to meet him at his Happiest, well-cheered with the best of food and drink and company.