The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats - The Complete Poems of WB Yeats : Chapter 12, Final Works Summary & Analysis

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The Complete Poems of WB Yeats : Chapter 12, Final Works Summary

There are more examples of love poetry during this final selection of WB Yeats' poems. The first example of this is called 'Love is an immoderate thing' which is also its first line. The author asks a rhetorical question. Half of the poem is the answer to this question. To paraphrase, Yeats asks, what good is love that doesn't last? - He seems to be implying that love should be lifelong and that sexual passion should last all night long. A few pages later there is another short work also called by it's opening line: Were I but crazy for love's sake.

There are also some divinely oriented poems here. One is A60, which is about calling to angels to protect a loved one through the power...

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