THE SECOND COMING – William Butler Yeats

The Second Coming” is a poem written by Irish poet W. B. Yeats in 1919, first printed in The Dial in November 1920, and afterwards included in his 1921 collection of verses Michael Robartes and the Dancer.

6 thoughts on “THE SECOND COMING – W. B. YEATS

  1. judyt54 August 22, 2017 / 6:26 am

    yep. A few years back I posted this on my blog, and was bemused at how apropos it was then. Yeats, before he went totallyh political, wrote some of the most lyrical poetry out there, and this, every time I read it, strikes me as eerily accurate, even 100 years later.

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    • swo8 August 22, 2017 / 11:35 am

      I’d have to agree that this rings true to today.


        • swo8 August 22, 2017 / 12:33 pm

          The more things change the more they stay the same – sad to say.


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