A Woman Homer Sung – Poem By W.B. Yeats

This poem is not about the yellow husband and father of Springfield fame, but perhaps it should be. Marge would make a great subject for some romantic verse. It’s the blue hair, gets a man every time. Wonder if the carpet on the landing matches that in the lobby?

A Woman Homer Sung

IF any man drew near
When I was young,
I thought, ‘He holds her dear,’
And shook with hate and fear.
But O! ’twas bitter wrong
If he could pass her by
With an indifferent eye.
Whereon I wrote and wrought,
And now, being grey,
I dream that I have brought
To such a pitch my thought
That coming time can say,
‘He shadowed in a glass
What thing her body was.’
For she had fiery blood
When I was young,
And trod so sweetly proud
As ’twere upon a cloud,
A woman Homer sung,
That life and letters seem
But an heroic dream.

W.B. Yeats

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