William Butler Yeats

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

A Man Young And Old: Iii. The Mermaid

Poem by William Butler Yeats

A mermaid found a swimming lad,
Picked him for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown.


Comments about A Man Young And Old: Iii. The Mermaid by William Butler Yeats

  • elleana (1/22/2018 1:48:00 AM)

    very worst(Report)Reply

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  • Andrew Hoellering (12/15/2009 3:38:00 AM)

    Another terrific expression of the same callous indifference to the welfare of others.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003