"THE BEST LACK ALL CONVICTION"

 

15 SEPTEMBER 2015

"THE BEST LACK ALL CONVICTION"

We share in a celebration by Ireland of 150 year Commemoration of its Dublin-born great poet, painter and artist William Butler Yeats by reproducing one of his most recognized poems: The Second Coming:

TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the nead of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun
is moving its slow thight, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.