Treasure Island

William Butler Yeats

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

A Dialogue Of Self And Soul


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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  • * 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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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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