SECRET ROSE: LOVE POEMS

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Arranged in chronological sequence by the preeminent Yeats authority A. Norman Jeffares, this collection displays the timeless depth and range of Yeats' romantic poetry. The Introduction offers a biographical sketch of Yeats, detailing the significant people and events of his life. 156 pp.
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Overview

Arranged in chronological sequence by the preeminent Yeats authority A. Norman Jeffares, this collection displays the timeless depth and range of Yeats' romantic poetry. The Introduction offers a biographical sketch of Yeats, detailing the significant people and events of his life. 156 pp.
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Comprises poems arranged chronologically into three sections: romantic idealism (early poems); romantic realism (poems from the next 15 years); and complex harmonies (poems inspired by the poet's wife). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570980961
  • Publisher: Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/20/1998
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Down by the Salley Gardens 27
The White Birds 27
The Sorrow of Love 28
When You are Old 28
The Rose of the World 29
The Pity of Love 29
The Poet pleads with the Elemental Powers 30
The Lover tells of the Rose in his Heart 30
The Cap and Bells 31
Red Hanrahan's Song about Ireland 32
He bids his Beloved be at Peace 33
He gives his Beloved certain Rhymes 33
A Poet to his Beloved 34
He tells of the Perfect Beauty 34
He remembers Forgotten Beauty 35
The Secret Rose 36
He reproves the Curlew 37
He mourns for the Change that has come upon him and his Beloved, and longs for the End of the World 37
The Song of Wandering Aengus 38
He thinks of his Past Greatness when a Part of the Constellations of Heaven 39
He hears the Cry of the Sedge 39
He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven 40
The Harp of Aengus 40
Baile and Aillinn 41
The Arrow 49
Adam's Curse 49
The Folly of Being Comforted 50
[Unpublished Lines, written after Maud Gonne married John MacBride] 51
Never Give all the Heart 51
No Second Troy 52
Peace 52
Against Unworthy Praise 53
Brown Penny 53
Friends 54
Fallen Majesty 55
A Memory of Youth 55
The Two Kings 56
A Thought from Propertius 64
Her Praise 64
His Phoenix 65
A Deep-sworn Vow 66
Broken Dreams 66
Owen Aherne and his Dancers 69
Solomon to Sheba 70
Solomon and the Witch 71
An Image from a Past Life 72
A Prayer for my Daughter 74
The Gift of Harun Al-Rashid 77
Leda and the Swan 83
Notes 84
Index to Titles 118
Index to First Lines 119
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