Collected Poems, by William Butler Yeats

On Those That Hated “The Playboy of the Western World”

ONCE, when midnight smote the air,

Eunuchs ran through Hell and met

On every crowded street to stare

Upon great Juan riding by:

Even like these to rail and sweat

Staring upon his sinewy thigh.

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