Yeats Poem Set to Music

English: Image of plaque on the wall where the...

English: Image of plaque on the wall where the Irish poet William Butler Yeats lived, 82 Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This music video is such a gem. Love poetry? Music? Collaborations? Welcome.

Smiles.

W.B. Yeats was an Irish poet who graced the 20th Century with his words and they continue to live on today. Here is proof. His poem September 1913 becomes lyrics for a modern song. The singers are talented Stephen James Smith & Enda Reilly.

I say thank-you to the singers and to Yeats for such passionate words, music, and beauty.

Artistry is all around us, if only we take time to notice it. ~christyb

W.B. Yeats | September 1913 | Stephen James Smith & Enda Reilly

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39 thoughts on “Yeats Poem Set to Music

  1. Aquileana

    Poetic Bonustrack for Friday (English Poetry)

    Poem by T.S. Eliot. Read by Anthony Hopkins: http://t.co/V1ME0P5Ye2 vía @youtube http://t.co/QsQEWMRMjL http://t.co/nuhhwLuj5q— aquileana (@aquileana) October 4, 2013

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    ►T.S. Eliot’s Radical Poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Read by Anthony Hopkins

    ►”The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” By T.S. Eliot (1888–1965). “Prufrock and Other Observations2. 1920.

    http://www.bartleby.com/198/1.html

    “There will be time, there will be time…/Time for you and time for me/ And time yet for a hundred indecisions/ And for a hundred visions and revisions, Before the taking of a toast and tea”.

    Aquileana 😉

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  2. Aquileana

    Do I dare/ Disturb the universe?/In a minute there is time/
    For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
    (The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” By T.S. Eliot)

    ──✽✿✽──

    Yes, I thought of you when I listened to this T. S. Eliot poem; read by Mr. Hopkins (AKA Hannibal Lechter> creepy!). I am glad you liked it…

    By the way have you noticed the “TEA” references here. I will save you the research and will add the verses here for you… Despite it, you can read it once again in order to check them..

    >”And time yet for a hundred indecisions/ And for a hundred visions and revisions/
    Before the taking of a TOAST AND TEA”…

    >”Stretched on the floor, here beside you and me/ Should I, after TEA and cakes and ices”…

    >”And would it have been worth it, after all/ After the cups, the marmalade, the TEA/
    Among the porcelain, among some talk of you and me”,

    >”After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets/After the novels, after the TEACUPS, after the skirts that trail along the floor”..

    Pretty stunning eh?…

    Have a great saturday, Christy (AKA Sparly Rock/Bunny);

    Aquileana 🙂

    (AKA Aqui/Ticky)

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Wow, no I had not noted the tea references! Wow! I think that is amazingly bright of you to show it to me and speaks volumes for your thoughtful spirit. You are so intellectual. I adore our conversations! Yes, Hannibal Lechter reading poetry is a strange conversation that works… stirring… I’m glad I heard him read the piece.

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