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Monday, 4 February 2013

Brown Penny, Brown Penny

Today, as you may know, is the last day the Canadian penny, (or as it is technically called "the cent"), will be made.  Today's post will therefore be to its dedication.

 Are there any coin collectors out there?  Are you sad about the penny's demise?

Lastly, a poem by William Butler Yeats titled "Brown Penny".

I whispered, "I am too young",
And then, "I am old enough";
Wherefore i threw a penny
To find out if I might love.
"Go and love, go and love, young man,
If the lady be fair."
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
I am looped in the loops of her hair.

O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.
Ah, penny, brown penny, brown penny,
One cannot begin it too soon.

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