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  1. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    07 Mar '08 14:11 / 2 edits
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    Yeats

    What is your faveriote Yeats poem? The Stolen Child?


    Yeah, yeah, yeah I am really bored 😞
  2. Standard member mochiron
    The Don
    07 Mar '08 15:44
    Originally posted by yo its me
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    Yeats

    What is your faveriote Yeats poem? The Stolen Child?


    Yeah, yeah, yeah I am really bored 😞
    I like this one:

    Byzantium a poem
    by William Butler Yeats




    The unpurged images of day recede;
    The Emperor's drunken soldiery are abed;
    Night resonance recedes, night walkers' song
    After great cathedral gong;
    A starlit or a moonlit dome disdains
    All that man is,
    All mere complexities,
    The fury and the mire of human veins.

    Before me floats an image, man or shade,
    Shade more than man, more image than a shade;
    For Hades' bobbin bound in mummy-cloth
    May unwind the winding path;
    A mouth that has no moisture and no breath
    Breathless mouths may summon;
    I hail the superhuman;
    I call it death-in-life and life-in-death.

    Miracle, bird or golden handiwork,
    More miraclc than bird or handiwork,
    Planted on the star-lit golden bough,
    Can like the cocks of Hades crow,
    Or, by the moon embittered, scorn aloud
    In glory of changeless metal
    Common bird or petal
    And all complexities of mire or blood.

    At midnight on the Emperor's pavement flit
    Flames that no faggot feeds, nor steel has lit,
    Nor storm disturbs, flames begotten of flame,
    Where blood-begotten spirits come
    And all complexities of fury leave,
    Dying into a dance,
    An agony of trance,
    An agony of flame that cannot singe a sleeve.

    Astraddle on the dolphin's mire and blood,
    Spirit after Spirit! The smithies break the flood.
    The golden smithies of the Emperor!
    Marbles of the dancing floor
    Break bitter furies of complexity,
    Those images that yet
    Fresh images beget,
    That dolphin-torn, that gong-tormented sea.
  3. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    11 Mar '08 21:41
    Originally posted by mochiron
    I like this one:

    Byzantium a poem
    by William Butler Yeats




    The unpurged images of day recede;
    The Emperor's drunken soldiery are abed;
    Night resonance recedes, night walkers' song
    After great cathedral gong;
    A starlit or a moonlit dome disdains
    All that man is,
    All mere complexities,
    The fury and the mire of human veins.

    Before me flo ...[text shortened]... y,
    Those images that yet
    Fresh images beget,
    That dolphin-torn, that gong-tormented sea.
    seams everything is on Utube! YouTube

    This is the poem I like best from him short and sweet;

    He wishes For The cloths of Heaven

    Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
    Enwrought with golden and Silver light,
    The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
    Of night and light and half-light,
    I would spread the cloths under your feet:
    But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
    I have spread my dreams under your feet;
    Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.