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William Butler Yeats Poetry

William Butler Yeats Poetry and Resources William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish Symbolist poet, as well as a two-term Irish Senator. He was a master of traditional poetry forms, and is widely considered one of the most … Continue reading

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The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats

The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky; Upon the brimming water among the stones Are nine-and-fifty … Continue reading

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The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats

THE SECOND COMING by William Butler Yeats [This is the 1920 edition, as printed in Michael Robartes and the Dancer.] Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; … Continue reading

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