The Second Coming WB Yeats

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Featured Image: WB Yeats, Poetry Foundation from Chicago History Museum
Featured Image: WB Yeats, Poetry Foundation from Chicago History Museum

Featured Image: WB Yeats, Poetry Foundation from Chicago History Museum

ORT_Logo   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 February 2018

The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats — a muse on literature

Prologue

Cast a cold Eye
On Life, on Death.
Horseman, pass by!

Epitaph on Yeats grave, Drumcliff, County Sligo

When I was living in Derry, I stopped at Yeats’ grave a couple of times on my way down the west coast. My memory of it was coloured by the season — terribly cold, grim and isolated.

We passed by in 2014, travelling up the west coast in an unlikely Indian summer. The grave was no longer isolated, nasty strip developments along the highway had almost caught up with it. The site was pleasant, warm and sunny with stunning views of the escarpment.

William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was born in Ireland and died in France. His remains were exhumed and moved to Ireland in 1948.

Yeats was a sublime poet. WH Auden, himself the most regarded English poet of his generation, assigned Yeats the high praise of having written ‘some of the most beautiful poetry’ of modern times, in a 1948 Kenyon Review essay entitled ‘Yeats as an Example’ (The Poetry Foundation).

Some critics claim that Yeats spanned the transition from the nineteenth century into twentieth-century modernism in poetry much as Pablo Picasso did in painting, while others say he has little in common with the other modernist poets (Wikipedia).

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