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A Man Young And Old: Iii. The Mermaid
(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.

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


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