Tag Archives: William Butler Yeats

Merely Anarchy

Drat – after thirty-three years and all sorts of careers, there’s still no way to shake off the effects of having once been an English teacher. Strings of words and whole poems come to mind at the oddest times. It’s … Continue reading

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Entropic Decline

Entropy is something physicists talk about, and it’s kind of a matching concept to what Newton was saying regarding thermodynamics and how a body in motion tends to remain in motion and a body at rest tends to remain at … Continue reading

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After Long Silence

Maybe Yeats had it right: Speech after long silence; it is right, All other lovers being estranged or dead, Unfriendly lamplight hid under its shade, The curtains drawn upon unfriendly night, That we descant and yet again descant Upon the … Continue reading

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Thinking About Age and Wisdom

Well, another year rolled around, and another birthday. But after all the years it’s just another day. On your birthday you might take a moment to note that yes – you’re still alive, in spite of it all. Or you … Continue reading

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No Country for Old Men

That is no country for old men. The young in one another’s arms, birds in the trees – those dying generations – at their song … Yeah, Yeats was onto something there. But the recent movie got it wrong – … Continue reading

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