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Marguerite (Margot) Ruddock (1907–1951), who used the stage name Margot Collis, was an Irish actress, poet and singer. She had a relationship with W. B. Yeats starting in 1934. Their correspondence was published as Ah, Sweet Dancer (1970).
Yeats edited her poems for publication, but it is not clear how much change he made to them. He included some of them in the Oxford Book of Modern Verse, which he edited.
Some of her poems have been set as songs by the composer Robert Erickson.
During her marriage to Raymond Lovell she had an affair with Yeats. She loved him dearly while he was merely getting one over on Maude, his true love, by being promiscuous at an older age; something that he hadn't done when he was a younger man. The affair broke down and Margot Ruddock became mentally unstable, which Yeats links to in his poem "A Crazed Girl".
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