Yeats on Fidelity

Maybe the bride-bed brings despair,
For each imagined image brings
And finds a real image there;
Yet the world ends when these two things,
Though several, are a single light…

William Butler Yeats, cited in Wendell Berry, The Body and the Earth, The Art of the Commonplace, pg. 117

“the world” = the world after the fall in context

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