A Man Young And Old: Iii. The Mermaid

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.

by William Butler Yeats

Comments (2)

very worst
Another terrific expression of the same callous indifference to the welfare of others.