Poetry in Motion
The Second Coming (an excerpt)W. B. Yeats
The Second Coming (an excerpt)
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Sponsored by Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
MTA New York City Transit in cooperation with the Poetry Society of America.