New Milford Public Library will hold its next poetry book club led by the town’s poet laureate, James Scrimgeour, March 22 at 6 p.m. to discuss works by William Butler Yeats.

Scrimgeour is a New Milford resident and professor emeritus of English at Western Connecticut State University.

Participants should pick up a packet of poems for the meeting at the Main Street library.

Registration is preferred by calling 860-355-1191.

“The Wild Swans at Coole” is below:

The trees are in their autumn beauty,

The woodland paths are dry,

Under the October twilight the water

Mirrors a still sky;

Upon the brimming water among the stones

Are nine-and-fifty swans.

The nineteenth autumn has come upon me

Since I first made my count;

I saw, before I had well finished,

All suddenly mount

And scatter wheeling in great broken rings

Upon their clamorous wings.

I have looked upon those brilliant creatures,

And now my heart is sore.

All's changed since I, hearing at twilight,

The first time on this shore,

The bell-beat of their wings above my head,

Trod with a lighter tread.

Unwearied still, lover by lover,

They paddle in the cold

Companionable streams or climb the air;

Their hearts have not grown old;

Passion or conquest, wander where they will,

Attend upon them still.

But now they drift on the still water,

Mysterious, beautiful;

Among what rushes will they build,

By what lake's edge or pool

Delight men's eyes when I awake some day

To find they have flown away?