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Fire and Ice

Thomas Kinsella

      Two creatures face each other, fixed in song,
      Satyr and nymph, across the darkening brain.
      I dream of reason and the first grows strong,
      Drunk as a whirlwind on the sweating grain.
      I dream of drunkenness and, freed from strain,
      The second murmurs like a fingered gong.
      I sink beneath the dream: his words grow sane,
      Her pupils glow with pleasure all night long.
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