Irish poets to know and love
The character based on Joyce himself in his books is surnamed Dedalus, after the mythical master artist and maker of labyrinths: Joyce was both.
Man of affairs, mystic and poetic genius.
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
Yeats's bleak prophecy after the First World War
A sudden blow: the great wings beating still
Leda and the Swan
That is no country for old men
Yeats's sailing to Byzantium
First published 1917
The trees are in their autumn beauty
A melancholy but beautiful reflection on change and the passage of time