The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats (The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats #1)

The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats (The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats #1)

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 The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats includes all of the poems authorized by Yeats for inclusion in his standard canon. Bre...

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Title:The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats (The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats #1)
Author:W.B. Yeats
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:544 pages pages

The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats (The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats #1) Reviews

  • 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. ...
  • Madeline
    Feb 15, 2010
    I like Yeats, I think. Mostly because he likes Irish mythology and writes lots of poems about it - a basic knowledge of Irish myths is helpful, but not totally necessary. One of my favorites, for sheer Icky But Awesome Factor, is Leda and the Swan. My class spent nearly an hour disc...
  • James
    Jan 13, 2009
    I have enjoyed the poetry of William Butler Yeats for many years as evidenced by my well-worn copy of his Complete Poems. But there is more to enjoy when considering this protean author for throughout his long life, William Butler Yeats produced important works in every literary genre,...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Aug 29, 2013
    The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats (The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats #1), W.B. Yeats, Richard J. Finneran (Editor) To a child dancing in the wind Dance there upon the shore; What need have you to care For wind or water's roar? And tumble out your hair That the salt drops have w...
  • Nick Black
    Mar 23, 2008
    When you hear a slouch In your neighborhood What troubles your sight? SPIRITUS MUNDI! (I ain't afraid of no rough beasts!) ...
  • Mo
    Feb 21, 2008
    He's conceited. He's an elitist. He's sexist. He's more than a little crazy. But he's also a genius so we'll forgive him all that. That's what my Yeats teacher told me anyways! ...
  • Rosa Jamali
    Aug 23, 2013
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  • Jamie
    Nov 13, 2012
    Some beautiful poems on life, aging and love. Some of my favorites: - The sad shepherd - Ephemera - Down by the salley gardens - The white birds - He wishes for the cloths of heaven - Beggar to beggar cried - To a child dancing in the wind - Shepherd and goatherd - A prayer ...
  • Bruce
    Jul 01, 2010
    If it were possible to award a book six stars out of a possible five, I would award it for this volume. I purchased this book last month in Galway, Ireland, and believe that it is not yet available in the US. The book contains Yeats? complete and unabridged verse, exclusive of his pl...
  • Douglas Wilson
    Dec 22, 2014
    Frequently did not know what was going on, but enjoyed many wonderful phrases and images. An endless wood, full of Celtic twilight. ...
  • 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 he...
  • Libby
    May 08, 2009
    Aaah W.B, you were my first love! The first poet that ever made me cry real tears purely from the beauty of words. I travelled from the other side of the world to visit your grave and leave you flowers as thanks. It is very hard to pick a favourite poem but if pressed on the subject ...
  • 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 bea...
  • Nikoline
    Jul 19, 2012
    The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats by William Butler Yeats has a gift for language even when the subject of his poetry devolves into repetition of Irish myths. His way with words is admirable, and even though I am not very religious, his poems about God and angles really got to me. ...
  • Andrea
    Mar 25, 2013
    What can one say about William Butler Yeats accept that he was an amazing poet! He is a true inspiration to anyone who longs to write from their heart, mind, and soul. My favorite poem of his is entitled "Sailing to Byzantium" and contains some of the greatest lines ever written in po...
  • Felicity
    Jan 24, 2010
    I discovered Years last year during a university English unit. I am not a big fan of poetry but something about Yeats really resonated with me. ...
  • Hadrian
    Aug 02, 2010
    Beautiful. I regularly return to this collection and reread them at random, out loud, to savor the language - a sign of poetry done right. ...
  • 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...
  • Alan
    Jan 30, 2015
    I have given hourlong recitations of Yeats's poems, among the easiest to recall in English; for example, his tetrameters in the late "Under Ben Bulben" which contains his epitaph. I defy you to say this aloud three times without knowing most of it by heart: "Whether man dies in his bed...
  • Edward
    Apr 20, 2013
    Preface Introduction Lyrical Crossways (1889) --The Song of the Happy Shepherd --The Sad Shepherd --The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes --Anashuya and Vijaya --The Indian upon God --The Indian to his Love --The Falling of the Leaves --Ephemera --The Madness of King Gol...
  • Claudia  Ciardi
    Aug 24, 2011
    There are in history so huge personalities, so creative and rich minds that they inlet at a deeper level the normal progress of arts and change without solution the direction of its stream. Of Dante Eliot said: Dante?s is a visual imagination. Of Yeats we can say that his poetry is...
  • Shane
    Mar 23, 2017
    "Words alone are certain good." ...
  • 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 stuf...
  • Nick
    Jul 26, 2017
    If not for The Wanderings of Oisin, this was a 2.5/5. I think half of Yeats's poems include the word "dew." It's used so many times it actually increasingly pissed me off with each successive occurrence and almost culminated in my throwing the book across the room. Joyce was ent...
  • Biblio Curious
    Dec 15, 2013
    W.B. Yeats bought a signed 1st edition of Ulysses! Yeat's poetry is deeply philosophical and moving. A Dialogue of Self and Soul is still a top favorite poem of all time for me. Reference for 1st edition info: https://www.baumanrarebooks.com/blog/... ...
  • Czarny Pies
    May 17, 2017
    In the fall of my last year in high school, I read extensively from this book in order to prepare my fall term paper. I chose Yeats because the Clancy Brothers occasionally included readings of poems by Yeats on their records and in their concerts. Given that the Clancy Brothers were v...
  • 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 throu...
  • Steven Walle
    Sep 27, 2017
    The poetry was very good but rather depressing. I believe he could have used some happy pills. I would recommend it to all however. Enjoy and Be Blessed. ...
  • Laura
    Jul 22, 2018
    When You are Old When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love fa...
  • Leo .
    Dec 21, 2017
    Just looking at my bookcase and brushing off some old books covered in dust. Man how did I miss Yeats? Literary genius. ?? ...