Article on William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats, the celebrated Irish poet, was a little cuckoo and a lot genius. His mystical beliefs about life and the soul seem strange to some, but his poems and ideas have influenced many contemporary thinkers. Yeats himself might have suggested that there was a connection between the cuckoo and the genius—that perhaps you have to be some kind of strange bird to uncover immense, visionary worlds of prophecy, torment, and delight.

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