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Ballylee Castle a Norman tower that Yeats purchased in 1917 and later restored The Tower includes some of his greatest and most innovative poems including 'Sailing to Byzantium' a lyrical meditation on man's A collection of 20 poems from 1928 Highlights sailing to byzantium the tower meditations in time of civil war nineteen hundred and nineteen and a man young and old

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Disillusionment with the physical world; 'Leda and the Swan' a violent and graphic take on the Greek myth of Leda and Zeus and 'Among School Children' a poetic contemplation of life love and the creative proce I m uite fond of Yeats imagery He readily invokes Rome and the great civilizations of the Middle East with language that doesn t transform them into just a clever reference Rather he manages to translate a probably mostly imaginary sense of majesty into poetry What I mean is maybe easiest to spot in Sailing to Byzantium which is probably my favourite poem in this collection IIAn aged man is but a paltry thingA tattered coat upon a stick unlessSoul clap its hands and sing and louder singFor every tatter in its mortal dressNor is there singing school but studyingMonuments of its own magnificence And therefore I have sailed the seas and comeTo the holy city of ByzantiumIIIO sages standing in God s holy fireAs in the gold mosaic of a wallCome from the holy fire perne in a gyreAnd be the singing masters of my soulConsume my heart away sick with desireAnd fastened to a dying animalIt knows not what it is and gather meInto the artifice of eternityThat s just an extract but I can t help but get caught up in that feeling of high civilization This recurs throughout the collection and Yeats always manages to merge the high language with some element of human life In Sailing to Byzantium he merges it with death but in others it is love hope etc That s what I really like in this collection the way Yeats creates a high civilization out of humanity s basic emotions

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The Tower was W B Yeats's first major collection of poetry as Nobel Laureate after the receiving the Nobel Prize in 1923 It is considered to be one of his most influential collections The title refers to Thoor Snowed in my girlfriend cut my hair in my kitchen and I read out loud from The Tower Later that afternoon we trudged to a coffee shop through waist high snow and I finished it over a cup of extremely strong coffee The coffee shop owner had The Kinks on


10 thoughts on “The Tower

  1. says:

    Snowed in my girlfriend cut my hair in my kitchen and I read out loud from The Tower Later that afternoon we trudged to a coffee shop through waist high snow and I finished it over a cup of extremely strong coffee The coffee shop owner had The Kinks on

  2. says:

    This is great poetry great writing; even an imbecile like me can feel that But I have to admit that it is beyond my ability to truly understand the meaning the essence of what the poet was saying and not just with this work but any poetry So I just read enjoy it or not and apply it to my life my thoughts my sensitivities or notThis volume is considered by scholars and critics to be some of Yeats best work and

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    IWhat shall I do with this absurdity—O heart O troubled heart—this caricatureDecrepit age that has been tied to meAs to a dog’s tail Never had I Excited passionate fanaticalImagination nor an ear and eyeThat expected

  4. says:

    In my review of Seamus Heaney's Death of a Naturalist I casually referred to Yeatsian idealism to contrast the earlier poet's elite modernism with Heaney's later and modest poetic of the turf and bog Facility with such phrases as Yeatsian idealism is the fruit of a general education but as poetry is in the particulars it

  5. says:

    A collection of 20 poems from 1928 Highlights sailing to byzantium the tower meditations in time of civil war nineteen hundred and nineteen and a man young and old

  6. says:

    This is peak YeatsIf you want to get started with Yeats and don't feel like jumping on with a complete collected

  7. says:

    Is he the greatest English language poet of the 20th century Maybe The rankings don't matter The beautiful music of these poems matters

  8. says:

    I'm uite fond of Yeats' imagery He readily invokes Rome and the great civilizations of the Middle East with langua

  9. says:

    Still reading Yeats in publishedchronological order and this feels like the apotheosis of his work especially the masterpiece 1919 His mastery of symbolism and imagery is finally complete and he combines a contemporary modernism and

  10. says:

    A beautiful edition from Penguin Worth every penny for Sailing to Byzantium alone

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