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A poet to his beloved : the early love poems of W.B. Yeats

Author: W B Yeats
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
A collection of forty-one early love poems by William Butler Yeates.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W B Yeats
ISBN: 0312619863 9780312619862
OCLC Number: 12695015
Description: xi, 65 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: The Indian to his love --
The falling of the leaves --
Ephemera --
To an isle in the water --
Down by the salley gardens --
The rose of the world --
The pity of love --
The sorrow of love --
When you are old --
The white birds --
A dream of death --
Who goes with Fergus --
The two trees --
The lover tells of the rose in his heart --
The host of the air --
The fish --
Into the twilight --
The song of wandering Aengus --
The heart of the woman --
The lover mourns for the loss of love --
He mourns for the change that has come upon him and his beloved, and longs for the end of the world --
He bids his beloved be at peace --
He remembers forgotten beauty --
A poet to his beloved --
He gives his beloved certain rhymes --
The cap and bells --
The lover asks forgiveness because of his many moods --
He tells of a valley full of lovers --
He tells of the perfect beauty --
He hears the cry of the sedge --
He thinks of those who have spoken evil of his beloved --
The lover pleads with his friend for old friends --
The poet pleads with the elemental powers --
He wishes his beloved were dead --
He wishes for the cloths of heaven --
The arrow --
The folly of being comforted --
Never give all the heart --
Adam's curse --
The ragged wood --
O do not love too long.
Responsibility: introduction by Richard Eberhart.
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As a young man William Butler Yeats was deeply affected by the idea of romantic love. Thus most of his early poems, those that were written before 1910, are devoted to courtship and romance. This is  Read more...


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