His Ghost Will Be Gay


Man with Peacock Tattoo, Photo by George Platt Lynes, c.1934

 
 

THE PEACOCK

“What’s riches to him
That has made a great peacock
With the pride of his eye?
The wind-beaten, stone-grey,
And desolate Three-rock
Would nourish his whim;
Live he or die
Between rock and wet heather,
His ghost will be gay
Adding feather to feather
For the pride of his eye.”

William Butler Yeats

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