The Second Coming
by William Butler Yeats
The Second Coming Resources
Here’s the indie songwriter Bright Eyes performing "Four Winds," a song with lyrics inspired by "The Second Coming."
The guy from Law & Order reads "The Second Coming" to Anthony Hopkins. Nice accent, Sam.
An image of interlocking gyres
A photo of the famous sphinx in Egypt
An online virtual exhibition about W.B. Yeats presented by the National Library of Ireland.
A site that explains more about Yeats’s theory that history moves in gyres.
This editorial from the New York Times talks about the recent impact of Yeats’s poem.
A biography of Yeats and links to many of his poems
Tons of stuff on the Book of Revelation, including links to the text itself in several translations.