Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How Yeats Borrowed an Old Song When Writing The Salley Gardens

The classic Irish song Raglan Road is one of the greatest love poems of the last century - yet it was a throwaway jibe about cabbages and turnips that led to it being written. The song began life as a poem by the great Irish writer Patrick Kavanagh. He was the self-styled peasant poet because he often wrote about country and farming matters, even to the point of referring to vegetables.

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