The Wild Swans at Coole

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First US edition
(1919 publ. Macmillan Publishers)
Jacket design by Sturge Moore

The Wild Swans at Coole is the name of two collections of poetry by W. B. Yeats, published in 1917 and 1919.


Publication history[edit]

The Wild Swans at Coole, a collection of twenty-nine poems and the play At the Hawk's Well, was first published by the Cuala Press in November 1917. The title poem of the collection had first appeared in the Little Review in June of that year. Macmillan (London and New York) republished the poems in March 1919 without the play but with an additional seventeen poems. The completed volume, also called The Wild Swans at Coole, represents the "middle stage" of Yeats' writing and is concerned, amongst other themes, with Irish nationalism and the creation of an Irish aesthetic.

Poems in The Wild Swans at Coole (1917)[edit]

"The Wild Swans at Coole"
"Men Improve with the Years"
"The Collar-Bone of a Hare"
"Lines Written in Dejection"
"A Thought from Propertius"
"Broken Dreams"
"A Deep-sworn Vow"
"Presences"
"The Balloon of the Mind"
"To a Squirrel at Kyle-na-gno"
"On being asked for a War Poem"
"In Memory"
"Upon a Dying Lady"
"Ego Dominus Tuus"
"The Scholars"

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