A Terrible Beauty Is Born

A Terrible Beauty Is Born

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'But I, being poor, have only my dreams; / I have spread my dreams under your feet...'

By turns joyful and despairing, some of the twentieth century's greatest verse on fleeting youth, fervent hopes and futile sacrifice.

Title:A Terrible Beauty Is Born
Edition Language:English
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  • leynes

    I am intrigued. Yeats might be a poet for me. Granted, I didn't click with most of the poems in this selection of his complete works, but there were some moments of brilliance and most importantly the...

  • Ruxandra (4f?r?15)

    How can I, that girl standing there,My attention fixOn Roman or on RussianOr on Spanish politics?Yet here’s a travelled man that knowsWhat he talks about,And there’s a politicianThat has both read...

  • Matthew Mousseau

    Easter, 1916I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless words, Or have...

  • Renuka

    Though leaves are many, the root is one;Through all the lying days of my youthI swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun;Now I may wither in the truth. Yeats' poems are magic. My heart melts whenever...

  • Katie Lumsden

    I think Yeats is just not for me....

  • Mahnoor ??

    "Every discolouration of the stone,Every accidental crack or dent,Seems a water-course or an avalanche,Or lofty slope where it still snows Though doubtless plum or cherry-branchSweetens the little ...

  • JK

    This felt somehow nice and gentle.Yeats’ words move along patiently, despite deeper rooted political meaning and undertones. Nothing too strenuous or exacting, just the quiet tick tock of his beauti...

  • Christina

    "I've often said that all poetry is political. This is because real poems deal with a human response to reality and politics is part of reality, history in the making. Even if a poet writes about sitt...

  • Anna K?avi?a

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  • M?d?

    I didn't really enjoy it. ...