William Butler Yeats

(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland)

A Thought From Propertius - Poem by William Butler Yeats

SHE might, so noble from head
To great shapely knees
The long flowing line,
Have walked to the altar
Through the holy images
At pallas Athene's Side,
Or been fit spoil for a centaur
Drunk with the unmixed wine.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 15, 2001

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