William Butler Yeats

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

Slim Adolescence That A Nymph Has Stripped, - Poem by William Butler Yeats

Slim adolescence that a nymph has stripped,
Peleus on Thetis stares.
Her limbs are delicate as an eyelid,
Love has blinded him with tears;
But Thetis' belly listens.
Down the mountain walls
From where pan's cavern is
Intolerable music falls.
Foul goat-head, brutal arm appear,
Belly, shoulder, bum,
Flash fishlike; nymphs and satyrs
Copulate in the foam.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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