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


William Butler Yeats

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You wanted to drown in a woman. Here's your chance. Drown in her blood"
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She took control over her mind, body and emotions.
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His soul was swimming in the maelstrom to keep her swim in the peaceful end!" ~ AB
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I sigh that kiss you,For I must ownThat I shall miss youWhen you have grown.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Those images that yetFresh images beget,That dolphin-torn, that gong-tormented sea.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Nobody running at full speed has either a head or a heart.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The wind blows out of the gates of the day, The wind blows over the lonely of heart, And the lonely ...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The mystical life is the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write. . . .
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore. . . .I hear it in the deep heart's core.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
A shudder in the loins engenders thereThe broken wall, the burning roof and towerAnd Agamemnon dead.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
When we are young we long to tread a way none have trod before
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Test every work of intellect or faith,And everything that your own hands have wroughtAnd call those ...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I have no question:It is enough, I know what fixed the stationOf star and cloud.And knowing all, I c...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my moth...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Man can embody truth but he cannot know it. The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of t...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opini...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
One had a lovely face, and two or three had charm, but charm and face were in vain. Because the moun...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made wha...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed t...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious m...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The land of fairy, where nobody gets old and godly and grave, where nobody gets old and crafty and w...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and ...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
And say my glory was I had such friends.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly becaus...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
But was there ever dog that praised his fleas?
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before w...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the work, and if it take th...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Grant me an old man's frenzy,
Myself must I remake
Till I am Timon and Lear
Or that Willia...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given ...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
It was my first meeting with a philosophy that confirmed my vague speculations and seemed at once lo...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. S...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Oh, Love is the crooked thing, there is nobody wise enough to find out all that is in it, for he wil...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made wha...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
May she be granted beauty and yet notBeauty to make a stranger's eye distraught,Or hers before a loo...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
It is not permitted to a man who takes up pen or chisel, to seek originality, for passion is his onl...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
If I make the lashes darkAnd the eyes more brightAnd the lips more scarlet,Or ask if all be rightFro...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
From our birthday, until we die, Is but the winking of an eye.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I bear a burden that might well tryMen that do all by rule,And what can IThat am a wandering-witted ...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Of conflicts with others we make retorica, of conflicts with ourselves poetry
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The ghost of Roger Casement is beating on the door.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
It is a hard thing to be married to a man of learning that must always be having arguments.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
You think it horrible that lust and rage
Should dance attendance upon my old age;
They wer...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
We were the last romantics -- chose for theme
Traditional sanctity and loveliness.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
One often hears of a horse that shivers with terror, or of a dog that howls at something a man's eye...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Who stole your wits awayAnd where are they gone?
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Time drops in decay,Like a candle burnt out,And the mountains and woodsHave their day, have their da...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS