W.B. Yeats] (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland
Oil And Blood
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 the vampires full of blood;
Their shrouds are bloody and their lips are wet.