Yeats Got It


The Spur

You think it horrible that lust and rage

Should dance attention upon my old age;

They were not such a plague when I was young;

What else have I  to spur me into song?

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  1. Hannah Forrester
    Posted March 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    And another relevant literary tidbit, this time from Virginia Woolf’s diary entry of May 31, 1929:

    “I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old; but now I am a woman again — as I always am when I write.”

    Provocative regarding the effect of creativity on one’s own perception of one’s age — and how sex is inextricably tied to this dynamic. Her word choice is fascinating (duh, it’s Virg): “thinking,” “but,” “again”…

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