The Circus Animals' Desertion
The Circus Animals' Desertion Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Literature and Writing
When a world-class poet gets writer's block, what does he do? Well, he writes a poem about not being able to write a poem, which is exactly the kind of poem "The Circus Animals' Desertion" is. Tric...
Can poetry express the things that a human heart can feel? Are the feelings of the human heart the same thing as the truth? What forms of poetry convey these truths in the most honest manner? They'...
You could think of "The Circus Animals' Desertion" as Yeats cleaning out his closet, sifting through old socks and last year's coats. In this case, though, it's last year's characters (or, er, last...
After you've been doing the same thing for, oh, the last 50 years, chances are it would be easier to quit than to find new ways of making the same ol' job seem fresh and relevant. Let's face it: Ye...
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