19 comments on “The Second Coming

  1. A classic in many more ways than one. For me, a reminder the darkness of then and now is the self same darkness that curses the human condition. A bloody good read, Paul. You got this old brain of mine in gear.

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  2. thanks for the post. one of my favorite poets from that period of time, and i have been known to use a line or two while articulating our current condition, sometime doing a little paraphrasing (with apologies to Yeats): “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, / Slouches towards the D.C. beltway to be born?”

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  3. I got goosebumps reading Yeat’s poem. His words, particularly the first stanza, were etched in my mind years ago by a favorite pastor. To me the images are so true they defy interpretation. Thanks, Paul, for reminding me.

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