Down by the foaming river, it used to be quite cool
Until I did some swimming, instead of attending school
My teacher bid me take things easy, and do as much as he
But I being young and foolish with him would not agree.
In a corner by the school-house, my teacher and I did stand
While on my shaking fingers, he placed his yellow friend.
He bid me take things easy, and listen with both ears,
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.
From "Down by the Sally Gardens" by W. B. Yeats.
ARTHUR STOLZ, 4th Year (16.9.1957)