Evil

In tombs of gold and lapis lazuli
Bodies of holy men and women exude
Miraculous oil, odour of violet.
But under heavy loads of trampled clay
Lie bodies of vampires full of blood;
Their shrouds are bloody, and their lips are wet.

— WB Yeats. Blood and Oil

One thought on “Evil

  1. I and the public know
    What all schoolchildren learn,
    Those to whom evil is done
    Do evil in return.

    – ‘SEPTEMBER 1, 1939’ by W.H. Auden

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