Y is for Yeats

Blogging from A to Z challenge April 2012 “Y”

Looking to the masters for the “Y” of it all…..

TO SOME I HAVE TALKED WITH BY THE FIRE

by: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

 

WHILE I wrought out these fitful Danaan rhymes,

My heart would brim with dreams about the times

When we bent down above the fading coals

And talked of the dark folk who live in souls

Of passionate men, like bats in the dead trees;

And of the wayward twilight companies

Who sigh with mingled sorrow and content,

Because their blossoming dreams have never bent

Under the fruit of evil and of good:

And of the embattled flaming multitude

Who rise, wing above wing, flame above flame,

And, like a storm, cry the Ineffable Name,

And with the clashing of their sword-blades make

A rapturous music, till the morning break

And the white hush end all but the loud beat

Of their long wings, the flash of their white feet.

To Some I Have Talked With by the Fire” is  from “The Rose”. W.B. Yeats. 1893.

 

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6 thoughts on “Y is for Yeats

  1. That’s a wonderful poem. Hadn’t read it before. I’m trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at myqualityday.blogspot.com

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