William Butler Yeats

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

A Man Young And Old: I. First Love - Poem by William Butler Yeats

Though nurtured like the sailing moon
In beauty's murderous brood,
She walked awhile and blushed awhile
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Comments about A Man Young And Old: I. First Love by William Butler Yeats

  • William F. Dougherty (7/7/2017 5:29:00 PM)

    Willy's slant rhymes are artfully doe. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/30/2013 1:43:00 AM)

    fickle and unthoughtful return of love. Proves that love is often unrequited. (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2009 3:27:00 AM)

    After a magical opening, Yeats describes La Belle Dame sans Merci who soaks up affection, offering nothing in return.
    The moon image is carried throughout the poem, and it works because it reflects the light of the sun.
    'I have attempted many things/And not a thing is done' is a perfect expression of the stunning effect that love can have (I speak from experience!)
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  • (4/30/2009 2:06:00 AM)

    this is truly a classic! (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2007 1:36:00 PM)

    In fact it is a very wonderful poem that is full of many different feeling.by describing the woman who love. (Report) Reply

  • (7/10/2006 9:32:00 PM)

    This was interesting he was not very lucky with his love. He is a writer with refinement and is cultivating. Excellent write. (Report) Reply

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