Welcome back to another episode of Poetry From the Garden - this time featuring two poems.
The first poem I chose is one translation of “Falling Stars” by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke
The second poem is “Never Give All the Heart by William Butler (W.B) Yeats
In researching this poem a little more, I discovered that the woman who inspired this poem was named Maud Gonne. Yeats was infatuated with her for most of his life, repeatedly begging her to marry him and even going as far as to ask for her daughter’s hand in marriage. Maud once famously told him that the world should thank her for not marrying him, because his unhappiness made him a great poet.
Other audios in series Poetry from the Garden
- Poetry from the Garden - New Series (First up, A Certain Lady by Dorothy Parker) part 1
- Poetry from the Garden - Warning by Jenny Joseph part 2
- Poetry from the Garden - Rilke and Yeats (2 poems this time) part 3 ←
- Poetry from the Garden - A Passage from the Diary of Anaïs Nin part 4
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