The Tower (book)

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The Tower was a book of poems by W. B. Yeats, published in 1928.

The title, which the book shares with the second poem, refers to the Thoor Ballylee castle which Yeats purchased and lived in for some time with his family[citation needed].

The book includes several of Yeats' most famous poems, including Sailing to Byzantium, Leda and the Swan, and Among School Children.

Yeats' concerns with confronting his old age come to the fore with the volume.


"Sailing to Byzantium"
"The Tower"
"Meditations in Time of Civil War"
"Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen"
"The Wheel"
"Youth and Age"
"The New Faces"
"A Prayer for My Son"
"Two Songs from a Play"
"Leda and the Swan"
"On a Picture of a Black Centaur" by Edmund Dulac
"Among School Children"
"Colonus' Praise"
"The Fool by the Roadside"
"Owen Aherne and His Dancers"
"A Man Young and Old"
"The Three Monuments"
"All Souls' Night"

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