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Published 1893
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Greg Z
Sep 11, 2016 Greg Z rated it liked it
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This is the second collection I've read by Yeats and I think his first collection, Crossways, is just as good. And I am definitely reading more by this author!
Mar 02, 2015 Brian rated it liked it
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Much better than the first collection, but still fairly juvenile. It's obvious that his mastery was growing, though, especially in regards to descriptions of the natural world. "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" stands out so much because the rest of the collection is (mostly) rather forgettable.
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The Lake Isle of Innisfree

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I h
Jan 28, 2013 Ana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The two trees

Beloved, gaze in thine own heart,
The holy tree is growing there;
From joy the holy branches start,
And all the trembling flowers they bear.
The changing colours of its fruit
Have dowered the stars with merry light;
The surety of its hidden root
Has planted quiet in the night;
The shaking of its leafy head
Has given the waves their melody,
And made my lips and music wed,
Murmuring a wizard song for thee.
There the Loves a circle go,
The flaming circle of our days,
Gyring, spiring to
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William Butler Yeats (pronounced /ˈjeɪts/) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years Yeats served as an Irish Senator for two terms. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival, and along with Lady Gregory and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre, se ...more
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