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Published January 1st 2010 by MobileReference (first published July 20th 1940)
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Angie
Oct 22, 2011 Angie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant stuff - I can only recommend to you highly and let the words of W B Yeats do the talking:

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

I know that I shall meet my fate
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate,
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan's poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to th
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Tina
May 18, 2016 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've always loved Yeats since being introduced to his work in university (in fact, I have "No Second Troy" framed on my wall in my guestroom, along with some of my other favorite poems by other poets). As I was heading to Ireland on the 20th I decided to read a collection of his works before I left. Ireland was amazing, by the way, and it was wonderful to see the countryside Yeats often wrote about in his poems. In fact, I stopped by Sligo while on vacation and visited Yeats grave, which was bot ...more
Araxi
Jun 26, 2007 Araxi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone with a soul
Yeats has always been my Muse, but every time I re-read his work I am nourished completely.
Let's face it, poetry is gay. But Yeats is a distictly modern poet (if you don't know his work) whose words are drenched in intelligence, passion, and a distictly Irish sense of humour.
The intro in this collection is barely annoying. The bibliography is very handy.
Big faves: (if you're hearty) "The Song of the Wandering Aengus", and "He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven".
Read this to someone and you will get
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Fiensh
Jan 16, 2013 Fiensh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've always been in love with Yeats's diction and imageries. His works are just brilliant! Some of his poems really speak to me, especially "When You Are Old", and "His Dream".
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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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“Out-worn heart, in a time out-worn, Come clear of the nets of wrong and right; Laugh heart again in the gray twilight, Sigh, heart, again in the dew of the morn.” 1 likes
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