Sailing to Byzantium

The poem Sailing to Byzantium was written by William Butler Yeats in 1927. One year later, the poem was published in the book The Tower. This is a poem that he left his country and was never to return. A poem that reflected the state of his soul, according to what he told the BBC in 1931.

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Women’s Rights

The poem Women’s Rights, written by Annie Louisa Walker, was written at a time when her country did not offer the same rights to her as a woman. Times changed in Great Brittan, but not everywhere. Since the poem is written, many countries witnessed the emancipation of women. There are still many counties, where the rights of women aren’t fully respected.

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Adam’s Curse

In 1903 William Butler Yeats wrote the poem Adam’s curse. This poem was first published in 1904. This poem is about the creating of something beautiful. A magnificent poem that is more than one hundred years old, but hasn’t lost its strength.

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Coming home

The feeling when coming home is captured in the beautiful poem written by Khola Hawa. This poem reflects her thoughts when she comes back to what she calls “your own conscience.”

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Sonnet 65!

There are poems and there are Poems. There are love and Love. Notice the capitalizations in this introductory text. They are there for a good reason, this is William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 65 and this is about Love, with a capital L!

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To a young beauty

What better way to start the new year with a new month filled with poems of and backgrounds about one of the greatest poets ever lived? In the first month of 2018, we commemorate William Butler Yeats. This is the poem “To a young beauty. “

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A Happy New Year

The clock struck twelve in our part of the world. Maybe we are running behind on your schedule or maybe we are ahead on your timetable. That doesn’t matter, right? The Ministry of Poetic Affairs wishes everyone a Happy New Year. A year of prosperity, love, freedom and all things positive! And also a year filled with inspiration to write poetry!

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