• Joseph Hone


Yeatswas now writing lyrics again at something like his old pace (never a very rapid one) ; the lovers’ dialogue “ The Mask,” which was made for The Player Queen and took its place in his next volume Responsibilities, is a beautiful example of his work at this time, masculine and astringent, freed from nostalgic yearnings:

‘ Put off that mask of burning gold,

With emerald eyes.’

‘ O, no, my dear, you make so bold

To find if hearts be wild and wise,

And yet not cold….’


Burning Dust Assure Heroine Verse 


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© Anne Yeats and Michael B. Yeats 1962

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