My heart is harrowed by strange thoughts
Of horrid things on high:
A black-plumed harpy tears men’s eyes,
Then licks its woman fingers dry!—
Oh that it might be claws that bear
That dripping gore upon a tree:
For far more terrible ‘tis to watch
Men’s hearts held easily as tea,
By ladies’ hands, so carefully.



1 response to Harpy

  1. T. G. Rivard says:

    Beautiful imagery! So true, I think, that physical pain is less severe than heartbreak or the anxiety of not knowing whether one’s affection is returned. So good!

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