The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats includes all of the poems authorized by Yeats for inclusion in his standard canon. Breathtaking in range, it encompasses the entire arc of his career, from luminous reworking of ancient Irish myths and legends to passionate meditations on the demands and rewards of youth and old age, from exquisite, occasionally whimsical songs of love, n...

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Title:The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
Author:W.B. Yeats
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ISBN:0684807319
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:544 pages

The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats Reviews

  • John Doe
    Aug 16, 2007
    I told my friend Nichole yesterday that I wasn't planning to live a long life. She said, "Why do you say that?" And I mumbled something about rock stars and creative people. But, I feel that I can become an old man when I read Yeats. This is a favorite:When You are OldWHEN you are old and gray and f...
  • Matt
    Feb 12, 2008
    Yeats, Yeats, what can you say?Ireland. Mysticism. Longing. Despair. PO-etry!This is a surprisingly consistent, formidable, subtle and wide ranging oeuvre and I'm not the only person to have overheard the suggestion that Yeats was the greatest poet of the 20th Century. Lets not forget the influence....
  • Katie
    May 25, 2008
    The reason everyone digs Shakespeare is not because he was the greatest writer in the modern English language, or because he was even the greatest playwright, but because he had a nice way of putting things, and people like to apply his pithy sentiments to their own lives. This is stupid, and I've n...
  • Manny
    Apr 17, 2010
    My favourite piece of Yeats, which I've known since I was a teenager. I've never really figured out what it means, but I think it's wonderful all the same:Rose of all Roses, Rose of all the World! You, too, have come where the dim tides are hurled Upon the wharves of sorrow, and heard ring The bell ...
  • Szplug
    Apr 04, 2013
    Not everything in here works for me, but Yeats is never less than a pleasure to read. As others have remarked upon, he's what one might describe as a proper poet: his rhythmic structure and rhymes flow off of the reading tongue—and at his best, he cannot be touched for the ariose beauty of his ...
  • Alexis Hall
    Apr 06, 2013
    Okay. Cards on the table.I'm not actually that into Yeats. I mean, he's fine, don't get me wrong. Kind of an interesting dude with his Cabalism and his Jacob Black-esque mother-to-daughter romantic transference thing.And some of his poetry I can't deny is pretty impressive stuff: the one about wishi...
  • Rosa Jamali
    Aug 23, 2013
    ییتس به فارسیبرگردان : رُزا جمالیدریا نوردی به سمت بیزانس1اینجا سرزمینی برای مردی پیر ?...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Aug 29, 2013
    To a child dancing in the windDance there upon the shore;What need have you to careFor wind or water's roar?And tumble out your hairThat the salt drops have wet;Being young you have not knownThe fool's triumph, nor yetLove lost as soon as wonNor the best labourer deadAnd all the sheaves to bindWhat ...
  • Liz Janet
    Jan 11, 2016
    The woods of Arcady are dead,And over is their antique joy;Of old the world on dreaming fed;Grey Truth is now her painted toy;Yet still she turns her restless head:Everything he writes is beauty personified, from his love poems to his Irish mythology. We sat grown quiet at the name of love; We saw t...
  • Lisa
    Oct 17, 2016
    "For books continue each other, in spite of our habit of judging them separately." This quote from Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One's Own comes to my mind when I sit down to have a closer look at one of my favourite poets. For it wasn’t Yeats I was searching for when I went through my shelve...