Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nocturne: night walkers' song

Night-walkers' Song: oil on card, oil on card, 11.2 / 14 cm

The unpurged images of day recede;
The Emperor's drunken soldiery are abed;
Night resonance recedes, night walkers' song
After great cathedral gong;
A starlit or a moonlit dome disdains
All that man is,
All mere complexities,
The fury and the mire of human veins.

From Byzantium by William Butler Yeats 


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