Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings. ― W.H. Auden, The Double Man, a book of poems by W. H. Auden, published in 1941. The title of the UK edition, published later the same year, was New Year Letter. (Faber and Faber; First Edition edition 1941)
Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity. ― W.B. Yeats, from “Sailing to Byzantium,” The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats. (Scribner; 2nd Revised edition September 9, 1996) Originally published 1889.