The Wild Swans at Coole


The Wild Swans at Coole is the name of two collections of poetry by W. B. Yeats, published in 1917 and 1919.

Publication history

The Wild Swans at Coole, a collection of twenty-nine poems and the play At the Hawk's Well, was first published by the Cuala Press in November 1917. The title poem of the collection had first appeared in the Little Review in June of that year. Macmillan (London and New York) republished the poems in March 1919 without the play but with an additional seventeen poems. The completed volume, also called The Wild Swans at Coole, represents the "middle stage" of Yeats' writing and is concerned, amongst other themes, with Irish nationalism and the creation of an Irish aesthetic.

Poems in The Wild Swans at Coole (1917)

"The Wild Swans at Coole" "In Memory of Major Robert Gregory" "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death" "Men Improve with the Years" "The Living Beauty" "A Song" "On Woman" "The Collar-Bone of a Hare" "Lines Written in Dejection" "The Fisherman" "The People" "A Thought from Propertius" "Broken Dreams" "The Double Vision of Michael Robartes" "A Deep-sworn Vow" "Presences" "The Balloon of the Mind" "To a Squirrel at Kyle-na-gno" "On being asked for a War Poem" "In Memory" "Upon a Dying Lady" "Ego Dominus Tuus" "The Scholars"

See also
  • 1917 in poetry
  • 1919 in poetry
External links
  • Original The Wild Swans at Coole MS on display at National Library of Ireland
  • The Wild Swans at Coole public domain audiobook at LibriVox

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