William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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A Bronze Head

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HERE at right of the entrance this bronze head,
Human, superhuman, a bird's round eye,
Everything else withered and mummy-dead.
What great tomb-haunter sweeps the distant sky
(Something may linger there though all else die;)
And finds there nothing to make its tetror less
i{Hysterica passio} of its own emptiness?

No dark tomb-haunter once; her form all full
As though with magnanimity of light,
Yet a most gentle woman; who can tell
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Aniruddha Pathak 30 June 2019
These great poets never wrote poems in their thousands like we churn out prose poems. Each one well thought out and chiseled meticulously. Nature takes thousands of years to make diamond from coal.
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* Sunprincess * 09 June 2014
............great imagery....so vividly the bronze head can be pictured.....
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Dr.subhendu Kar 13 November 2011
brilliance burns in metaphors........what was left for massacre to save.....
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