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Yeats was to explore several more sides of himself, and of Ireland, before his Last Poems of 1938-39. Many are difficult, some snobbish, others occult and spiritualist. As Brendan Kennelly writes, Yeats "produces both poppycock and sublimity in verse, sometimes closely together." On the other hand, many prophetic masterworks are poppycock-free--for example, "The Second Coming" ("Turning and turning in the widening gyre / The falcon cannot hear the falconer; / Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world...") and such inquiries into inspiration as "Among School Children" ("O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, How can we know the dancer from the dance?"). And at his best, Yeats extends the meaning of love poetry beyond the obviously romantic: love becomes a revolutionary emotion, attaching the poet to friends, history, and the passionate life of the mind. --Kerry Fried
Great book, nice pages, though size of book is very small and correspondingly font is small. Great collection of poems nonetheless.Published 1 month ago by Berserk
Contains all the famous poems that are attributed to W.B. Yeats (at least, the ones I know of) and are written in a very nice easy-to-read type font. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Parker Jennings
I love this book and the poems therein. Its compact size fits my bike bag, so I ride to the park and read poetry.Published 4 months ago by judy atkins
Love Y.B. Yeats as my husband is from Ireland. Book is smaller than I expected but none the less, includes a wonderful selection of his poetry.Published 4 months ago by Judy McKinley
I've been looking for this book for a long time--thank you.Published 4 months ago by madeleine r savon
Almost none of the editions of Yeats poetry are the same, even though almost all have the same "Selected" or "Collected" title. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John Lederman