Quotation by William Butler Yeats

Their legs long, delicate and slender, aquamarine their eyes,
Magical unicorns bear ladies on their backs.
The ladies close their musing eyes. No prophecies,
Remembered out of Babylonian almanacs,
Have closed the ladies' eyes, their minds are but a pool
Where even longing drowns under its own excess....
William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Irish poet, playwright. "VII. I See Phantoms of Hatred and of the Heart's Fullness and of the Coming Emptiness."
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