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 Poet Tribute: W.B Yeats - April 13th - 18th

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PostSubject: Poet Tribute: W.B Yeats - April 13th - 18th   April 14th 2013, 4:05 pm

**Happy National Poetry Month**


In celebration of National Poetry Month, every 6 days in April we will introduce (or re-introduce) you to a Famous poet, and invite you to attempt to write in their approximate style as a tribute!

April 1-6 Sylvia Plath
April 7-12 Federico García Lorca
April 13-18 W.B Yeats
April 19-24 Dr Seuss
April 25-30 Seamus Heaney

April 13th - 18th W.B Yeats



• Born: 5 June 1865 Dublin, Ireland – 19 August 1939 Menton, France.
• Most notable for The Tower and The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1928 and 1929).
• Well known for winning the Nobel Prize in literature and “inspiring a nation”.
• Highly acknowledge for his plays and work with the Irish National Theater Society at the Abbey Theater.
• Yeats was an Irish Nationalist and was appointed Senator of the Irish Free State.
• Yeats is generally considered as a key English language poet.

The thing I love about Yeats is his language, so rich as vast is his vocabulary you can’t help but adore it, often using rhythm and rhyme he manages to engross you in his use of words. Each line seems created with deep thought and symbolism. Although a modernist poet his use of forms is admirable and someone I always look to, to be inspired by when approaching them.

I have read, heard and seen this poem being read so many times but it never fails to impact me.

Here is a sample, one of my favourites of his works:


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 the 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.

by W.B Yeats

This week, we invite you to write a Poetic Tribute poem in the style of W.B Yeats. The thing to consider when writing in the style of Yeats is his heavy use of symbolism, the rhythm and well versed rhyme mixed with his sentimentality and naturalistic metaphors. Have fun, I look forward to reading
what you produce.


Take the red pill, stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
  • a·poc·a·lyp·tic /əˌpäkəˈliptik/ Adjective:
  • .Describing or prophesying the complete destruction of the world.
  • .Resembling the end of the world; momentous or catastrophic.
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PostSubject: Re: Poet Tribute: W.B Yeats - April 13th - 18th   April 21st 2013, 8:44 am

A Song of Poseidon

The emerald sparked candescence alive
he remained in soil,
a growth bound in her lilac heady groves
beneath skin would moil,
steps from muddy highland to sweet shore;
backwoods now unrecalled,
for the calling of his sandy beach floor
had her heart enthralled.

Once a caprice woman of the forest
now resides in sea,
adoring wet silken hands, a tourist
to ocean she would flee;
he lays sparks on her skin, warming the cold
with touch of fervour,
shivers and fever would wear winter old
in their forever.


Take the red pill, stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
  • a·poc·a·lyp·tic /əˌpäkəˈliptik/ Adjective:
  • .Describing or prophesying the complete destruction of the world.
  • .Resembling the end of the world; momentous or catastrophic.
Please comment on at least two pieces of original poetry that are not your own before posting a poem. Thank you.
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