Sonnets and Revolutions

  title={Sonnets and Revolutions},
  author={William Sir Rothenstein},
Then Yeats: he was greatly admired by poets; but there was too much of what Robert Bridges called Rosicrucianism in his work at this time. Yeats impressed me. True, he had an artificial manner, and when he was surrounded by female admirers his sublimity came near to the ridiculous at times; but he was a true poet, and behind the solemn mask of the mystic there was a rare imagination and, what was less often suspected, shrewd wisdom. Yeats, like Shaw, was a man of great courage, who championed… CONTINUE READING