Time for a restorative sojourn on a hidden tropical island
William Butler Yeats in his youthful poetry conceived dream worlds based on ancient Indian, Greek, and Irish myths and legends. In these early poems he forthrightly asserts the validity of the realm of the imagination against modern utilitarian reality with its “grey truth.” The below poem, “The Indian To His Love,” was first written when Yeats was about twenty, though he revised it repeatedly in later editions until it became this. Notice how the two lovers’ projected happy existence on the dreaming island turns into their death, and how their death is a continuation of their life.
The Indian To His Love
I’m not much of a poetry fan, but I really liked the Yeats poem.LA replies:
If you liked such a romantic and ethereal poem, then you definitely have an Inner Poetry Fan. It’s up to you whether you want to get in touch with him or not.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 12, 2011 02:01 PM | Send