CollegeHumor presents the classic poem "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats, supplemented with humorous gifs in the hope that this will help make it appealing to today's youth. Mindblowing.

 

Turning and turning in the widening gyre

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The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

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Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

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Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

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The blood-dimmed tide is loosed,

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and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

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The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.

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Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.

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The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out

When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi

Troubles my sight:

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a waste of desert sand;

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A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

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A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,

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Is moving its slow thighs,

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while all about it

Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

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The darkness drops again but now I know

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That twenty centuries of stony sleep

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Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,

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And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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