WHAT ROUGH BEAST
The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
– W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming, 1919
"What Rough Beast", a Jonathan Crowley & Kharrn yarn, coming February 2015.