Sunday, 2 December 2012

Yeats could feel

a desire to be young,
greener than springtime trees,
and sing assembled songs
to sweetly hit top C’s,

and play like butterflies
(less caring how land lies)
ignore the path – so long
- that leads into Byzantium.


  1. Really like what you've done here with this one. Captures a real sense of the desire to be young again.

  2. Very nice! Again Yeats!

    I especially like 'hit top C's' -- that expresses so clearly what it physically means to be young.

    Importantly, you lead with 'a desire to be young' as that desire is never gone, even as we inexorably move away from that place he described as "no country for old men."