Archive for June 16, 2010

WB Yeats Sailing to Byzantium (I wish I was)

Posted in ART, POETRY with tags , , on June 16, 2010 by echostains

Everyone who reads this blog is aware of my latest ‘crush’ is on the poetry of Irish poet William Butler Yeats.  This is the latest poem I like of his.  There is some beautiful imagery in this poem, including the lines the salmon falls  – the mackeral crowded seas       and an aged man is but a paltry thing a tattered coat upon a stick…..  I don’t know what a perne in a gyre is but it sounds fabulous!  The voice is very magical and belongs to the poet.

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