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Vada Dagon
09-05-2006, 11:48 PM
Hello Folks,

I am looking for a website (since I don't have access to bookstores and libraries where I am at - no it's not jail but Iraq) that would list Yeats Poems in Chronological order or at the very least show the date (approximately is good too) in which each of his poems were written (or published).

This would help me out greatly because then I can compare his writing to a timeline (of him and Ireland) to see how greatly it affected his style.

Thank you,
Vada

mono
09-06-2006, 12:06 AM
Hello. Vada Dragon (always pleasant seeing you on the forum :)).
Unfortunately, I do not know the precise chronological order of all of his poems, but I can certainly refer you to the chronological order of his poetry editions, if that helps:
1889 - The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems
1893 - The Celtic Twilight
1895 - Poems
1899 - The Wind Among the Reeds
1916 - Reveries over Childhood and Youth
1917 - The Wild Swans at Coole
1928 - The Tower
1933 - The Winding Stair and Other Poems

If this does not help, perhaps I can help sometime soon, as I intended on purchasing a collection of his complete poetry sometime soon, regardless. :nod:

subterranean
09-06-2006, 01:49 AM
If this does not help, perhaps I can help sometime soon, as I intended on purchasing a collection of his complete poetry sometime soon, regardless. :nod:


I have it at home, mono! I'll also check it out and see whether we actually have the same book book (after you purchase it, of course ;))

vili
09-07-2006, 02:54 AM
Although it is probably possible to find a list of some sorts (I think the A. Norman Jeffares edition of his complete works has the poems in a chronological order as well as notes on the dates of composition, but that probably won't help you if you have no access to a library), you must bear in mind that (if my memory serves well) Yeats reworked quite some of his poems for his collected editions, hence making it difficult to give any single date of composition for them.

Yeats's Wikipedia article, however, has what appears to be a complete chronological list of his publications (note that it also includes his plays and prose):

1886 — Mosada
1888 — Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
1889 — The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems
1891 — Representative Irish Tales
1891 — John Sherman and Dhoya
1892 — Irish Faerie Tales
1892 — The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics
1893 — The Celtic Twilight
1894 — The Land of Heart's Desire
1895 — Poems
1897 — The Secret Rose
1899 — The Wind Among the Reeds
1899 — The Song of The Old Mother
1900 — The Shadowy Waters
1902 — Cathleen ni Houlihan
1903 — Ideas of Good and Evil
1903 — In the Seven Woods
1907 — Discoveries
1910 — The Green Helmet and Other Poems
1912 — The Cutting of an Agate
1913 — Poems Written in Discouragement
1914 — Responsibilities
1916 — Reveries Over Childhood and Youth
1917 — The Wild Swans at Coole
1918 — Per Amica Silentia Lunae
1921 — Michael Robartes and the Dancer
1921 — Four Plays for Dancers
1921 — Four Years
1922 — Later Poems
1924 — The Cat and the Moon
1925 — A Vision
1926 — Estrangement
1926 — Autobiographies
1927 — October Blast
1928 — The Tower
1929 — The Winding Stair
1933 — The Winding Stair and Other Poems
1934 — Collected Plays
1935 — A Full Moon in March
1938 — New Poems
1939 — Last Poems and Two Plays (posthumous)
1939 — On the Boiler (posthumous)

If you take this list as your starting point and check the contents of each publication, you should end up with a more or less chronological order of Yeats's poems.

I hope this helps. :)

Vada Dagon
09-07-2006, 12:28 PM
Hello. Vada Dragon (always pleasant seeing you on the forum :)).
Unfortunately, I do not know the precise chronological order of all of his poems, but I can certainly refer you to the chronological order of his poetry editions, if that helps:
1889 - The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems
1893 - The Celtic Twilight
1895 - Poems
1899 - The Wind Among the Reeds
1916 - Reveries over Childhood and Youth
1917 - The Wild Swans at Coole
1928 - The Tower
1933 - The Winding Stair and Other Poems

If this does not help, perhaps I can help sometime soon, as I intended on purchasing a collection of his complete poetry sometime soon, regardless. :nod:

Actually that helps a great deal. More than what I had before - thank you very much!

Vada Dagon
09-07-2006, 12:31 PM
Although it is probably possible to find a list of some sorts (I think the A. Norman Jeffares edition of his complete works has the poems in a chronological order as well as notes on the dates of composition, but that probably won't help you if you have no access to a library), you must bear in mind that (if my memory serves well) Yeats reworked quite some of his poems for his collected editions, hence making it difficult to give any single date of composition for them.

Yeats's Wikipedia article, however, has what appears to be a complete chronological list of his publications (note that it also includes his plays and prose):

1886 Mosada
1888 Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
1889 The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems
1891 Representative Irish Tales
1891 John Sherman and Dhoya
1892 Irish Faerie Tales
1892 The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics
1893 The Celtic Twilight
1894 The Land of Heart's Desire
1895 Poems
1897 The Secret Rose
1899 The Wind Among the Reeds
1899 The Song of The Old Mother
1900 The Shadowy Waters
1902 Cathleen ni Houlihan
1903 Ideas of Good and Evil
1903 In the Seven Woods
1907 Discoveries
1910 The Green Helmet and Other Poems
1912 The Cutting of an Agate
1913 Poems Written in Discouragement
1914 Responsibilities
1916 Reveries Over Childhood and Youth
1917 The Wild Swans at Coole
1918 Per Amica Silentia Lunae
1921 Michael Robartes and the Dancer
1921 Four Plays for Dancers
1921 Four Years
1922 Later Poems
1924 The Cat and the Moon
1925 A Vision
1926 Estrangement
1926 Autobiographies
1927 October Blast
1928 The Tower
1929 The Winding Stair
1933 The Winding Stair and Other Poems
1934 Collected Plays
1935 A Full Moon in March
1938 New Poems
1939 Last Poems and Two Plays (posthumous)
1939 On the Boiler (posthumous)

If you take this list as your starting point and check the contents of each publication, you should end up with a more or less chronological order of Yeats's poems.

I hope this helps. :)

Wow - Thank you very much for taking the time to list all this stuff out. I've been to Wikipedia and I must have missed the list. Thank you for the information and to all of you for all of the help.

Vada