William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

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William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

Postby oblivion » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:25 am

I want to know something more about this great irish poet
i found one wonderful little poem

" I believe in the vision of truthfulness
from the depths of the spirit,
when the eyes are closed"

i would like to see the words
he left on his grave

i have a faible to visit cemeteries, i like the gloomy atmosphere
anybody here to join this?
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Re: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:28 am

Hi oblivion ~

This is a legitimate question; however, it's unfortunately ended up in the wrong section. It does belong, though, in the Other Poetry section. There, any number of other poets have been discussed with just such questions as yours. I'm unable to move your thread, but one of the moderators will be along fairly soon to do it. There are Yeats lovers here, so it shouldn't be too much problem getting some thoughtful responses.

It's an interesting and lovely verse you've chosen.


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Re: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

Postby oblivion » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:49 am

good morning lizzy,
it was quite late last night, so i did not know where to put it,
because it has also to do with the concerts in sligo.
some helpful hands will put it in the right section.
it´s a free translation of a poem i found in german.
i´ve been to ireland in 1993 and was very impressed by the wonderful landscape,
the people, oysters and guinness , and the beautiful gravestones on old cemetery.
that´s why i want to visit the grave of yates .

have a nice day, will you come to krakow???
kind regards
ute
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ghent, helsinki, berlin, dublin, verona, paris...2012
oberhausen, mannheim, bruxelles, lucca, hamburg, odense, amsterdam...2013
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Re: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

Postby oblivion » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:01 am

The grave of W.B.Yeats is in drumcliffe county sligo
and the inscription on his gravestone says
" Cost a cold Eye
On Life, on Death
Horseman pass by"
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Re: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

Postby sceachgeal » Mon May 17, 2010 11:24 pm

i have a faible to visit cemeteries, i like the gloomy atmosphere
Drumcliffe from what I recall of it (visited twice once in 1972 and once about 6 years ago) is not especially gloomy. I think the word you use ‘faible’ is what in English would be termed a penchant. Graveyards are indeed fascinating places as much for their social history as their gloominess.
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Re: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

Postby jacknginger » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:30 am

Hello, I'm a stranger, logged in an old name with epurcelly.

I like much a painting i saw of Jack B. Yeats - Brother of William
in an old irish bar in san fransisco
it was heavy with abstract paint then scraped away to form the woman on the bridge

Besides, something
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Re: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

Postby jacknginger » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:33 am

the finger you've known touch the ashes and the keys
turn the motion with a function and the keeping, glass, and the broken almost moldy
who would want to find you, in your worn out silver bus that used to be a cafeteria that never made no money

i thought i had, what the wind on the beach means to Lovers.
I've been watching tv
and
i've travelled but i found only walls,
i felt good, and touched and left behind a fearful child.

You would cut, she says' as she bites
like rip me apart, it's true
not like the call from Rachel
but blown-up nylon, that i speak with Grant about, the stork's tongue

take me into the rest and the lying down, touching and dancing
i'm free to the rhythms
that's when i'm freest

and i can't talk about nobody cause there is nowhere to lie down.
I need my master
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Re: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

Postby Jonnie Falafel » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:22 pm

Mike Scott (Waterboys) does some good musical verseions of Yeats work. Ever heard Joni Mitchell's Slouching Towards Bethlehem? That's good too although she takes liberties with the lyric.
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Re: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

Postby musicmania » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:44 pm

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A few images of Yeats' grave for you Ute that I took in 2010 a month before Leonard played in Lissadell. I also love his work and the very first poem I ever learned was this:

The Lake Isle Of Innisfree

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.
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Re: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939

Postby Chubi » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:09 am

I have just discovered this article in French regarding Yeats' remains and thought it might interest some here: it turns out that they may not be in his grave in Drumcliffe, as they where collected from a mass grave in Roquebrune Cap Martin (South of France, close to Monaco) several years after his death. New documents found in France and presented to the Irish embassy of Paris cast doubt on the identity of the person buried there, but it seems that it was known to at least some in and around Drumcliffe.
http://m.culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/liv ... nce-224597

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