Lost Love, Lost Poem
July 11, 2012 10:44 PM Subscribe
Help! What was the name of that WB Yeats poem?
posted by cytherea to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Which used for a metaphor of his relationship with (I presume) Maud Gonne the imagery of a man and a star--the star being distant, cold, and without of knowledge or love for him, whereas he was filled with longing and unrequited love for the star and its beauty.
But in the end the poem concluded that it was better to have even this unhappy love than to feel nothing at all.
Ack! I can't remember the name, and the google has been little help, but I'd very much like to re-read this poem.