In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

Day: July 27, 2020

  • The Gaze Blank and Pitiless


    WB Yeats’ poem “The Second Coming” was written almost exactly a century ago, but if it’s possible for a poem to become truer still with age, then surely this one does. And yet…Yeats wrote his poem in 1919, in the aftermath of the First World War and the beginning of the Irish War of Independence…