William Butler Yeats

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

A Coat - Poem by William Butler Yeats

I MADE my song a coat
Covered with embroideries
Out of old mythologies
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Comments about A Coat by William Butler Yeats

  • (1/16/2008 4:52:00 PM)

    The cruelty of the Usurers(called by Pound) is meticulously paraphraised within this short but bitter poem. To my mind the style, i.e., the rhyme pattern is quite perfect since the poem dwells somewhere in the modernism. (Report) Reply

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  • ... Dog God 8hate (5/9/2007 10:01:00 PM)

    From 1-10 I read of plagiarism's egregeous cause, and,11-24, a contextual transformation ensues with imagery of arcane discerment impalpable to the world: 'vanity, flaunt thy moment's gleam, 'til the vitiating forces preeminence avails! ' (Report) Reply

  • Colin J... (1/18/2007 3:05:00 PM)

    The original poem is: -

    A COAT

    I made my song a coat
    Covered with embroideries
    Out of old mythologies
    From heel to throat;
    But the fools caught it,
    Wore it in the world's eyes
    As though they'd wrought it.
    Song, let them take it,
    For there's more enterprise
    In walking naked.
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  • (1/18/2007 10:06:00 AM)

    Hard to imagine an ebroidered coat, but one can never fault tastes. It is a rather confusing aray of images and sentiments...from mythological past to posts for dogs...I want to say it is a great write, but somehow I'm stuck between verses. A re-write would do it justice, methinks...
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  • (1/18/2007 9:19:00 AM)

    Never mind the rhythm -
    after line ten it doesn't make much sense.
    Is it two poems combined? Or is eleven to twenty-two an aside?
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  • (1/18/2005 4:03:00 PM)

    Please explain the < on line 11 & 22. When I read the poem those things break up the rhythm. (Report) Reply

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