Trump, chaos, and Israel's national security
William Butler Yeats wrote prophetically of a time in which “the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.” The great Irish poet revealed what still eludes historians, diplomats, statesmen, and scholars: In the ...
Path of the Spirit: Is there a center that holds?
Las Cruces Sun-News
So wrote William Butler Yeats in his poem, "The Second Coming." He wrote that lesser-known poem in the wake of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and of course the Easter Rising and the subsequent Troubles in Ireland. I've seen it quoted ...
Letters between Joyce and Yeats arrive home
The collection of 10 signed letters and a postcard spans almost a quarter-century of correspondence between the writers after Yeats took the young Joyce under his wing following their initial meeting outside the library in 1902. The letters discuss ...
Goldberg: 'Passionate intensity' and its consequences
Battle Creek Enquirer
Turning and turning in the widening gyre. The falcon cannot hear the falconer;. Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,.