Poems of W.B. Yeats: The Tower

How does the very short poem, “The Spur” give more insight on how the poet wants to grow old?

The Spur by Yeats

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The speaker only has a few lines to convey that core emotions like lust and rage need not be pejorative. The speaker still wants passion in his life. He wants to feel flashes of youth that still lay within his spirit.