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The Spot Writers - "Rogue Copies" by Phil Yeats

Welcome to The Spot Writers. This month’s prompt: a book keeps appearing out of the blue in the most unexpected and unusual places.

This week’s story comes from Phil Yeats. 721 more words


Late again you run through the turnstile

Your face to glass but just if you’re lucky.

It’s too hot inside but outside its freezing.

Waiting and waiting for your stop. 65 more words

Charles Bukowski

"The Third Arrival" by W. Y. Beats - Writing through "The Second Coming" by W. B. Yeats

The Third Arrival
Swinging and swirling in the expanding widening vortex
The hawk cannot ascertain the peddler;
Items go to pieces; the core cannot carry; 145 more words


Poetry and places

I have always been interested in the relationship between literature and physical spaces. Only this summer, I went on a Yeats pilgrimage to County Sligo. The experience was profoundly moving, as I saw Yeats’s words arising from the landscape that had inspired them. 470 more words


Sunday Poem-W.B. Yeats

Long-Legged Fly

That civilisation may not sink,
Its great battle lost,
Quiet the dog, tether the pony
To a distant post;
Our master Caesar is in the tent… 143 more words


Sunday Poems: On being asked for a War Poem, and Theoretically I Am Against War

On Remembrance Day 2018, I offer two poems. First, W.B. Yeats’ 1916 poem, On being asked for a War Poem, followed by my poem, … 223 more words

Are We Frightened to Grow Old?

(Reading the Poetry of Yeats)

The English Text:

I first read the above poem in Indonesian when I was about 19 years old. Without having to re-read it, the poem touched my soul immediately, and pushed me to look for the original verse in English. 971 more words