In the Seven Woods

William Butler YEATS (1865 - 1939)

In the Seven Woods (1904) is Yeats's first twentieth-century poetry collection. Its fourteen poems show him moving steadily away from the decisively Romantic diction of his earlier work. Here we hear a poetic voice that is at once more individual, colloquial and dramatic than previously. In addition, several poems sound a note of bitter lamentation over the marriage in 1903 of Maud Gonne, Yeats's great love and muse, to John MacBride. (Summary by Kasper Nijsen)

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - In the Seven Woods Kasper
00:01:00
Play 02 02 - The Arrow Kasper
00:00:42
Play 03 03 - The Folly of Being Comforted Kasper
00:01:07
Play 04 04 - Old Memory Kasper
00:01:00
Play 05 05 - Never Give All the Heart Kasper
00:00:56
Play 06 06 - The Withering of the Boughs Kasper
00:02:01
Play 07 07 - Adam's Curse Kasper
00:02:22
Play 08 08 - Red Hanrahan's Song about Ireland Kasper
00:01:22
Play 09 09 - The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water Kasper
00:00:45
Play 10 10 - Under the Moon Kasper
00:01:44
Play 11 11 - The Ragged Wood Kasper
00:00:58
Play 12 12 - O Do Not Love Too Long Kasper
00:00:44
Play 13 13 - The Players Ask for a Blessing on the Psalteries and on Themselves Kasper
00:01:26
Play 14 14 - The Happy Townland Kasper
00:02:37