Michael Robartes and the Dancer, 1920
1920. A few of these poems may be difficult to understand, perhaps more difficult than Yeats knew. After the first few poems, Yeats came into possession of Michael Robartes' exposition of the 'Speculum Angelorum et Hominum' of Geraldus, and in the excitement of arranging and editing could no more keep out philosophy than could Goethe himself at certain periods of his life. Yeats has tried to make understanding easy by a couple of notes.
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Strangely repetitive in the manner of his earlier works, but still a fair few great poems and lines. It's a weak 4 for me, but it's certainly still one of the top three collections of his to this point. Read full review