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RANDOM FREE POEM OF THE MOMENT.

Poem title:  The Statues
   
Poem category:  General Poems
   
Poets name:  William Butler Yeats
   
Poet Biography:  William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was a poet whose influences include The Occult, symbolism and Irish political independance
   
Poem:  Pythagoras planned it. Why did the people stare?
His numbers, though they moved or seemed to move
In marble or in bronze, lacked character.
But boys and girls, pale from the imagined love
of solitary beds, knew what they were,
that passion could bring character enough,
and pressed at midnight in some public place
live lips upon a plummet-measured face.

No! greater than pythagoras, for the men
that with a mallet or a chisel" modelled these
calculations that look but casual flesh, put down
all Asiatic vague immensities,
and not the banks of oars that swam upon
the many-headed foam at salamis.
Europe put off that foam when phidias
gave women dreams and dreams their looking-glass.

One image crossed the many-headed, sat
under the tropic shade, grew round and slow,
no Hamlet thin from eating flies, a fat
dreamer of the middle ages. Empty eyeballs knew
that knowledge increases unreality, that
mirror on mirror mirrored is all the show.
When gong and conch declare the hour to bless
grimalkin crawls to Buddha's emptiness.

When pearse summoned cuchulain to his side.
What stalked through the post office? What intellect,
what calculation, number, measurement, replied?
we Irish, born into that ancient sect
but thrown upon this filthy modern tide
and by its formless spawning fury wrecked,
climb to our proper dark, that we may trace
the lineaments of a plummet-measured face.

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