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what rough beast

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A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs…
And what rough beast,
its hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
excerpt from The Second Coming (1919), William Yeats

Written by Peter Rudd

December 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm

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