The Wild Swans at Coole

Howard Bond and Davy D

Inside the Mind of Davy D

Poetic Beats

Welcome to this week’s Poetic Beats with Howard Bond and Davy D, recorded on the 16th of October 2017 on Red Kite Radio.

This week we read and analyse the poem, The Wild Swans at Coole, written by one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century, William Butler Yeats.

It is believed by many that Yeats used this poem to explore the frailty of human life. When the poem was published in 1917 the world was in the grip of The Great War and, having turned fifty, Yeats believed he was entering the twilight of his life.

Poetic Beats is becoming so popular we had a visit, in this programme, from one of the local pilots who brought his plane close to the studio to get a better listen.

For those of you who can’t access the recording, the text version of the poem is added after the…

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