William Butler Yeats

(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland)

A Dialogue Of Self And Soul - Poem by William Butler Yeats

My Soul: I summon to the winding ancient stair;
Set all your mind upon the steep ascent,
Upon the broken, crumbling battlement,
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Comments about A Dialogue Of Self And Soul by William Butler Yeats

  • Rookie Glenn Stumpp (7/27/2014 8:52:00 PM)

    A Dialogue of Self and Soul is one of the greatest poems in the English language. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 36,605 Points * Sunprincess * (6/9/2014 7:23:00 AM)

    ........this write is so full of meaning....definitely needs to be read more than once....enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Harriet James (10/9/2012 1:09:00 PM)

    A nice poem to read and reread. Good for the soul to go back to Yeats (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gus Schreiber (4/26/2012 9:02:00 PM)

    If you're gonna be enough of a jackass to imply that your mind is already so enlightened that to open it any further is an extraordinary feat, at least learn how to use the word is properly. People like Amy are why arty people are justifiably despised. (Report) Reply

    Rookie Glenn Stumpp (7/27/2014 8:57:00 PM)

    You miss the point of the line in the poem and Amy seems to have grasped it.

  • Rookie - 2 Points Wojja Fink (4/6/2009 3:50:00 PM)

    Pearls of Wisdom.....thank you for such treasures........ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Amy Grzyboski (4/14/2008 4:16:00 PM)

    This poem is opens my mind a little wider than it already is. I have to say that I have written some poetry while I was under the influence and have referred to myself as, 'Deaf, Dumb, and Blind'. I also ADORED the part where Yeats says.' I {Is} from the {Ought} or I {Knower} from the I {Known}'. That was masterfully written. It reminds me of saying, 'Should of Could of Would of'. I just wanted to express my appreciation for this work of art.
    Thanks (Report) Reply

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