Works of William Butler Yeats
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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...more
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...more