Poems of W.B. Yeats: The Tower

1. Did Yeats really give up his old coat of fairy stories and irish myth and walk naked by changing into a modern poet? or , is he returning to his love of the fairy folk here with the message on this stone?

Under ben bulben

199-202 pages

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Yes, Yeats writes that no longer will his poems be "covered with embroideries / Out of old mythologies." He concludes that, "There's more enterprise / In walking naked." I don't think he is being literal here.