A Terrible Beauty Is Born

A Terrible Beauty Is Born 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 futil

  • Title: A Terrible Beauty Is Born
  • Author: W.B. Yeats
  • ISBN: 9780241251515
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

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    1. 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 line. (In case you're wondering what the fuck I am talking about: whenever I read poetry, I search for one line that completely takes me in and that I won't be able to forget. It's rare for me to find the line, but it acutally happened with Yeats, so he's def on my radar now.)I don't want to put yo [...]

    2. 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 lingered awhile and said Polite meaningless words, And thought before I had done Of a mocking tale or a gibe To please a companion Around the fire at the club, Being certain that they and I But lived where motley is worn: All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. That woman's days we [...]

    3. Highly recommend these two vids : When You Are Old read by Cillian Murphy and An Irish Airman Forsees His Death by Shane MacGowanDown by the Sally GardensCuchulain's Fight with the SeaWhen You Are Oldread by Cillian Murphyread by Colin FarrellThe Song of Wandering Aengusread by Michael Gambonsung by Donovansung by Karen CaseyHe Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven read by Anthony Hopkinsa scene from EquilibriumThe Folly of being ComfortedAdam's CurseNo Second TroyThe Fascination of What’s Difficult [...]

    4. For about a euro, this book was worth it. However, I am not amazed by Yeats as a person or his writing in general. However, his poems do rhyme nicely in this collection and there are some incredible lines that shouldn't be forgotten. Yet, I do find that he references swans and women a bit too much for my liking. I would recommend if you're looking for a "classic" Irish poet.

    5. A good survey of Yeats' work - one of the eminent poets of the 20th century. I personally love Yeats' late style, although some of the poems in this tiny anthology bored me to death. Highly recommend this book for a leisurely read of poetry once in a while.

    6. amazing selection. so much beauty in such a little book (only 52 pocket-sized pages). hats off to Penguin.

    7. "In a field by the river my love and I did stand, And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand."

    8. There is a quiet, enduring beauty to his verses; but alas, I don't think I can quite grasp the essence of his poems. I think it's just a matter of personal preference. I can't relate to most of his poems and none of his lines are particularly striking, and I love poems that shock. In another words: beautiful, but not for me.

    9. From A Woman Young and OldIX A Last ConfessionWhat lively lad most pleasured meOf all that with me lay?I answer that I gave my soulAnd loved in misery,But had great pleasure with a ladThat I loved bodilyένα βιβλιαρακι διαμάντι σε τιμή που ξαφνιάζει! Να το αγοράσεις και να μπορείς να το διαβάζεις στο προτότυπο πάλι και πάλι

    10. I occasionally venture off to read poetry, and I hadn't tried Yeats before. Some poems in here did it for me, others less so. Overall I enjoyed the read. And now I know where Cormac McCarthy got his title "No Country for Old Men" from! It was part of a Yeats line of poetry.

    11. 3.5 StarsCertainly liked some poems more than others. Which is why I love these Little Black Classics. They're sort of like a sample serving of an author's work. That way you can decide if you want to read more or not.

    12. I loved some of the poems, but others I didn't quite understand. Maybe that's because English isn't my mother tongue, or because I need to become more familiar with reading poetry.

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