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Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium

Yeats Poems, 1927 

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That is no country for old men. The young

In one another's arms, birds in the trees

--Those dying generations -- at their song,

The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,

Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long

Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.

Caught in that sensual music all neglect

Monuments of unageing intellect.
 

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       Cf. Yeats, Byzantium (1930) - A History of the Byzantine Empire

K. Parker, Yeats and his two visions of Byzantium * Silverberg, Sailing to Byzantium, *
Aspects of Byzantium in Modern Popular Music (including music on Yeats' 1927 "Sailing to Byzantium", a song on Yeats' 1930 "Byzantium") * Byzantium & Modern Greece Resources  * Greek Orthodoxy - From Apostolic Times to the Present Day

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