Swift's Epitaph

SWIFT has sailed into his rest;
Savage indignation there
Cannot lacerate his breast.
Imitate him if you dare,
World-besotted traveller; he
Served human liberty.

by William Butler Yeats

Comments (6)

When I was a teenager my Dad you to always ask why I needed to put my mask on when I would come downstairs with my face all made up. I always thought it was because I thought it made me look better. This poem suddenly brings up some unexplored questions so many years later. Nice reflective write.
Very thought provoking... yeah, what's the point of hiding your feelings or actions behind some mask? Great poem. _Love Kyle
How true: men and women wear a mask most of the time.
A poem that makes me think...why do we wear makup...do we really need..what are we trying to conceal...or reveal...a very interesting and wellwritten poem from you..I love it! !
Good poem I appreciate why girls wear makeup now.To mask their insecurity maybe.
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