ISSN : 2288-5412(Online)
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.14354/yjk.2008.29.87
The Old age, Wisdom and Gyre of Yeats.
Then his self consciousness of his old age and wisdom is well expressed in his"Tower" and Byzantium poems. But his self consciousness is not ended to adesperation but overcome to an immortal wisdom and art. In "Sailing to Byzantium"he sang the immortal art with a exquisite artisan spirit. And he particularly sang theworld of soul and art in this poem. This is succeeded in "Byzantium". It is almosta song of spirit. As he grew old, Yeats concentrated his energy on the problem ofspirit. As T. S. Eliot escaped to Hinduist meditation to overcome the limit of hisearly poems, Yeats made his particular view of history and civilization to enhancehis poetry. If he had not opened his new poetic world in his later life, he couldnot have become that great poet we love so much.