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The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats

In this brief radio broadcast from the 1930’s, William Butler Yeats explains how he prefers to have his poem read, and then he reads a few of his poems, including “The Lake Isle of Innisfree.” Although the quality of the … 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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