Gyre: Then and Now

Second Coming Pic

An excerpt from “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats (1919).  

Picture and Audio by  LadyG

This poem has been a favorite of mine since high school. Reading it reminds me that a gifted writer’s works remain relevant across space and time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 thoughts on “Gyre: Then and Now

  1. “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, ”

    These two lines have always been my favorite in depicting what is happening around us. In my part of the world, we can barely go to sleep lest we miss the next big drama. We just keep the faith that as things unravel, good will come of it rather than an Armageddon.

    Hey Honeychild, let us try to always be the forces for good. Have a lovely day Sweetheart! 😘 😘

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    1. “Widening gyre” gets me everytime! I love the ones you pulled as well! But when he talks about the best lacking conviction and the worst being intense….girl…I’m DEAD!
      LOL!!!

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    1. Thank you Paula…YES! It is very intense! You should google someone reciting the whole poem–preferably someone with an accent like your dear hubby! He’d kill it! YAAAASSSS!
      This piece is very relevant these crazy days.

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    1. Awww…Thanks for the attempt Roger 🙂 You probably listened to someone who is much better at reciting poetry than I am. LOL!!!!
      As I was saying to another friend, this poem is just as relevant today as it was in 1919.

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  2. Gloria

    The Second Coming~ Yeats! Yay!!
    Audio and picture~LadyG! AMAZING!

    What an insightful post, in that a [great] writer’s work has relevancy regardless of space/time.
    I think your work is indeed a part of that winding gyre of greatness!

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    1. WOW!!!!!!!! What a Magnificent SURPRISE!!!!
      I love you girl! And you will NOT believe the coincidence that ties to your comment. How ’bout I was “standing” in your front yard when you were leaving this reply! LOL!!! Just daydreaming about my bestie! 💞💞
      BTW, I’m paying extra for audio and video so I might as well start using it! LOL!!!

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