Early Poems

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One of the greatest poets of the century, Yeats drew upon Irish folklore and myth as inspiration for much of his early poetry. Mythic themes and others are masterfully explored in this rich selection of 134 poems published between 1889 and 1914. Included are such favorites as "Lake Isle of Innisfree," "When You Are Old," "Down by the Salley Gardens," "The Stolen Child," "Fergus and the Druid," "To the Rose upon the Rood of Time," "The Song of Wandering Aengus," "The Fascination of What’s Difficult" and many more....

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Overview

One of the greatest poets of the century, Yeats drew upon Irish folklore and myth as inspiration for much of his early poetry. Mythic themes and others are masterfully explored in this rich selection of 134 poems published between 1889 and 1914. Included are such favorites as "Lake Isle of Innisfree," "When You Are Old," "Down by the Salley Gardens," "The Stolen Child," "Fergus and the Druid," "To the Rose upon the Rood of Time," "The Song of Wandering Aengus," "The Fascination of What’s Difficult" and many more. Note. Alphabetical lists of titles and first lines. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486278087
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 12/23/1993
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,244,657
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Crossways
  The Song of the Happy Shepherd
  The Sad Shepherd
  "The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes"
  Anashuya and Vijaya
  The Indian upon God
  The Indian to His Love
  The Falling of the Leaves
  Ephemera
  the Madness of King Goll
  The Stolen Child
  To an Isle in the Water
  Down by the Salley Gardens
  The Meditation of the Old Fisherman
  the Ballad of Father O'Hart
  The Ballad of Moll Magee
  The Ballad of the Foxhunter
The Rose
  To the Rose upon the Rood of Time
  Fergus and the Druid
  The Death of Cuchulain
  The Rose of the World
  The Rose of Peace
  The Rose of Battle
  A Faery Song
  The Lake Isle of Innisfree
  A Cradle Song
  The Pity of Love
  The Sorrow of Love
  When You Are Old
  The White Birds
  A Dream of Death
  A Dream of a Blessed Spirit
  Who Goes with Fergus?
  The Man Who Dreamed of Faeryland
  The Dedication to a Book of Stories Selected from the Irish Novelists
  The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner
  The Ballad of Father Gilligan
  The Two Trees
  To Some I Have Talked with by the Fire
  To Ireland in the Coming Times
The Wind Among the Reeds
  The Hosting of the Sidhe
  The Everlasting Voices
  The Moods
  Aedh Tells of the Rose in His Heart
  The Host of the Air
  Breasal the Fisherman
  A Cradle Song
  Into the Twilight
  The Song of Wandering Aengus
  The Song of the Old Mother
  The Fiddler of Dooney
  The Heart of the Woman
  Aedh Laments the Loss of Love
  Mongan Laments the Change That Has Come upon Him and His Beloved
  Michael Robartes Bids His Beloved Be at Peace
  Hanrahan Reproves the Curlew
  Michael Robartes Remembers Forgotten Beauty
  A Poet to His Beloved
  Aedh Gives His Beloved Certain Rhymes
  "To My Heart, Bidding It Have No Fear"
  The Cap and Bells
  Th Valley of the Black Pig
  Michael Robartes Asks Forgiveness Because of His Many Moods
  Aedh Tells of a Valley Full of Lovers
  Aedh Tells of the Perfect Beauty
  Aedh Hears the cry of the Sedge
  Aedh Thinks of Those Who Have Spoken Evil of His Beloved
  The Blessed
  Th Secret Rose
  Hanrahan Laments Because of His Wanderings
  The Travail of Passion
  The Poet Pleads with His Friend for Old Friends
  Hanrahan Speaks to the Lovers of His Songs in Coming Days
  Aedh Pleads with the Elemental Powers
  Aedh Wishes His Beloved Were Dead
  Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
  Mongan Thinks of His Past Greatness
In the Seven Woods
  In the Seven Woods
  The Arrow
  The Folly of Being Comforted
  The Withering of the Boughs
  Adam's Curse
  The Song of Red Hanrahan
  The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water
  Under the Moon
  The Players Ask for a Blessing on the Psalteries and Themselves
  The Rider from the North
The Green Helmet and Other Poems
  His Dream
  A Woman Homer Sung
  The Consolation
  No Second Troy
  Reconciliation
  King and No King
  Peace
  Against Unworthy Praise
  The Fascination of What's Difficult
  A Drinking Song
  The Coming of Wisdom with Time
  "To a Poet, Who Would Have Me Praise Certain Bad Poets, Imitators of His and of Mine"
  A Lyric from an Unpublished Play
  Upon a Threatened House
  These Are the Clouds
  At Galway Races
  A Friends Illness
  All Things Can Tempt Me
  The Young Man's Song
Responsibilities
  "["Pardon, old fathers, if you still remain"]"
  The Grey Rock
  To a Wealthy Man Who Promised a Second Subscription to the Dublin Municipal Gallery if It Were Proved the People Wanted Pictures
  September 1913
  To a Friend Whose Work Has come to Nothing
  Paudeen
  To a Shade
  When Helen Lived
  "The Attack on 'The Playboy of the Western World,' 1907"
  The Three Beggars
  The Three Hermits
  Beggar to Beggar Cried
  Running to Paradise
  The Hour Before Dawn
  The Player Queen (Song from an Unfinished Play)
  The Realists
  I. The Witch
  II. The Peacock
  The Mountain Tomb
  To a Child Dancing in the Wind
  A Memory of youth
  Fallen Majesty
  Friends
  The Cold Heaven
  That the Night Come
  An Appointment
  I. The Magi
  II. The Dolls
  A Coat
Alphabetical List of Titles
Alphabetical List of First Lines
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