The Wild Swans at Coole (Version 2)


Read by Peter Tucker

(3.5 stars; 2 reviews)

A collection of poems from the mid-career of this renowned Irish poet, the title poem referring to the estate of his friend and mentor, Lady Gregory. The poems display Yeats' use of symbols (cat, hare, moon, etc), his attachment to the supernatural and Irish folklore, and his recourse to alter egos (Aherne and Robartes). They also exemplify his distinctive style of expression. (Summary by Peter Tucker) (1 hr 11 min)

Chapters

The Wild Swans at Coole 1:52 Read by Peter Tucker
In Memory of Major Robert Gregory 5:21 Read by Peter Tucker
An Irish Airman Foresees his Death 1:06 Read by Peter Tucker
Men Improve with the Years 0:57 Read by Peter Tucker
The Collarbone of a Hare 0:58 Read by Peter Tucker
Under the Round Tower 1:35 Read by Peter Tucker
Solomon to Sheba 1:11 Read by Peter Tucker
The Living Beauty 0:54 Read by Peter Tucker
A Song 0:58 Read by Peter Tucker
To a Young Beauty 1:03 Read by Peter Tucker
To a Young Girl 0:39 Read by Peter Tucker
The Scholars 0:52 Read by Peter Tucker
Tom O'Roughley 0:57 Read by Peter Tucker
The Sad Shepherd 6:53 Read by Peter Tucker
Lines Written in Dejection 0:52 Read by Peter Tucker
The Dawn 0:55 Read by Peter Tucker
On Woman 1:38 Read by Peter Tucker
The Fisherman 1:38 Read by Peter Tucker
The Hawk 0:58 Read by Peter Tucker
Memory 0:33 Read by Peter Tucker
Her Praise 1:19 Read by Peter Tucker
The People 2:06 Read by Peter Tucker
His Phoenix 2:27 Read by Peter Tucker
A Thought from Propertius 0:36 Read by Peter Tucker
Broken Dreams 2:11 Read by Peter Tucker
A Deep-Sworn Vow 0:39 Read by Peter Tucker
Presences 1:00 Read by Peter Tucker
The Balloon of the Mind 0:30 Read by Peter Tucker
To a Squirrel at Kyle-Na-Gno 0:31 Read by Peter Tucker
On Being Asked for a War Poem 0:37 Read by Peter Tucker
In Memory of Alfred Pollexfen 1:50 Read by Peter Tucker
Upon a Dying Lady 4:10 Read by Peter Tucker
Ego Dominus Tuus 4:32 Read by Peter Tucker
A Prayer on Going into my House 1:07 Read by Peter Tucker
The Phases of the Moon 8:21 Read by Peter Tucker
The Cat and the Moon 1:17 Read by Peter Tucker
The Saint and the Hunchback 1:04 Read by Peter Tucker
Two Songs of a Fool 1:35 Read by Peter Tucker
Another Song of a Fool 0:46 Read by Peter Tucker
The Double Vision of Michael Robartes 3:28 Read by Peter Tucker

Reviews

(4 stars)

Well read, but would have been much better if the name of the poem was announced before it was read.