Did you know that Yeats was very interested in the supernatural and
the occult? Kind of obsessed with it actually. No doubt he believed
in vampires too. This poem from him on the subject is brief, but
Oil and Blood - WB Yeats
In tombs of gold and lapis lazuli Bodies of holy men and women exude Miraculous oil, odour of violet. But under heavy loads of trampled clay Lie bodies of the vampires full of blood; Their shrouds are bloody and their lips are wet.