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Yeats, however, being in extremis was not a bodily state of expiration but a joyous state of mind that he nourished for the last thirty-five years of his life, all in preparation for a single ecstatic moment when his final union with death occurred--a union that required a tremendous store of energy.
And from the fortieth winter by that thought Test every work of intellect or faith, And everything that your own hands have wrought, And call those works extravagance of breath That are not suited for such men as come Proud, open-eyed and laughing to the tomb.
The relation of the natural and the supernatural worlds in these poems is perfectly symbolized by Althea Gyles's emblem of the eternal rose superimposed upon the rood of time, which was to become emblazoned on all editions entitled Poems from He needs no help that joy has lifted up.
It is a remarkable statement of the poet's strange relation to his work, one that was to be defined and refined over the course of his long preparation for death.
And now that joy laughs out, and weeps and burns On these bare steps. Yeats had gone to the Benson's Shakespeare festival in Stratford every year from toattending the performances at night and studying the plays in the Memorial library during the day, learning from Shakespeare how to be in extremis, how to die a noble, ecstatic death.
Soon a succession of premature deaths gave him personal examples of tragic characters passing into the joy of themselves. It has not joy Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph. We find Yeats admittedly on uncertain ground in making these important distinctions.
Yet is not ecstasy some fulfillment of the soul in itself, some slow or sudden expansion of it like an overflowing well? It is all a reverie over death O'Driscoll With the nature of tragic ecstasy thus on his mind, Yeats brought in Timon of Athens again for analogy: There is in the creative joy an acceptance of what life brings, because we have understood the beauty of what it brings, or a hatred of death for what it takes away, which arouses within us, through some sympathy perhaps with all other men, an energy so noble, so powerful, that we laugh aloud and mock, in the terror or sweetness of our exaltation, at death and oblivion.
Synge's death had become a model for his own, and he returned to it again and again. Synge in Deirdre of the Sorrows He had death perpetually in his mind.
She lived in storm and strife, Her soul had such desire For what proud death may bring That it could not endure The common good of life, But lived as 'twere a king That packed his marriage day With banneret and pennon, Trumpet and kettledrum, And the outrageous cannon, To bundle time away That the night come.
For the next three months he spent each Sunday afternoon with her in hospital, deeply impressed by her wit and gaiety and moved to write lyrics out of her evident heroism in the face of death.
In February he sent her several lyrics of the expanding poem: But there is nothing in the first two elegies about Robert's confrontation with death:Paul Arblaster - A History of the Low Countries (Palgrave Essential Histories) () код для вставки.
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