The nurse - even the mother - soon grows tired of carrying the child, and leaves him to shift for himself. The most popular type of popular song is of course the love song, and I'd like to illustrate several subspecies of this form during the evening. Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not until I have showed the strength of thy arm unto the next generation and thy power to every one that is to come, Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed your strength unto this generation, and your power to every one that is to come. Since I still appreciate you Let's find love while we may Because I know I'll hate you When you are old and grey So say you love me here and now I'll make the most of that Say you love and trust me For I know you'll disgust me. Once brought into the movement of the poem, its content also appeals to me emotionally; the journey from youth to old age is briefly traced in a few tightly-packed phrases, suggesting the reality of sorrow and wasted time and the regret of forsaking the opportunity for Love.
Yeats Macmillan, 1933 The Poetical Works of William B. I made you, and I will care for you. I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry, and will deliver. I have made, and I will bear. Yeats spent much time with his… 1361 Words 6 Pages Analysis of William Butler Yeats' Poems; When You Are Old, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The Wild Swans at Coole, The Second Coming and Sailing to Byzantium In many poems, short stories, plays, television shows and novels an author usually deals with a main idea in each of their works. I'll never love you then at all The way I do today.
So say you love me here and now, I'll make the most of that. I made you and I will support you; I will carry you and rescue you. Say you love and trust me, For I know you'll disgust me When you're old and getting fat. Yeats was 28 at the time and Gonne was 27. . So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.
When You Are Old Gretchen Peters When you are old and tired and gray Wear your overcoat on sunny days When your brave tales have all been told I'll ask for them when you are old When you are old and full of sleep And death no longer makes you weep When your body aches with cold I'll warm your heart when you are old You'll still be the same to me A comfort and a mystery And I will be able to see I'll need someone to comfort me. Another example of stark realism in the popular song. Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will bear you! The conclusion of When You are Old leaves the woman smiling to herself over the memories she has. Your teeth will start to go, dear, Your waist will start to spread. I have made you, and I will carry you; I will bear and rescue you. In twenty years or so, dear, I'll wish that you were dead. Since I still appreciate you, Let's find love while we may.
When You Are Old notes and analysis Poems All images copyright Ireland Calling Did you know? Even to your old age I am the same, and to your grey hairs I will carry you: I have made you, and I will bear: I will carry and will save. It is impossible to measure the value or the fulness of these blessings. Even when your hair turns gray, I'll support you. He is the man who could have been the love of her life, but she rejected him. So please remember, When I leave in December, I told you so in May. Say you love and trust me, For I know you'll disgust me When you're old and getting fat.
In all probability I'll lose my virility And you your fertility And desirability, And this liability Of total sterility Will lead to hostility And a sense of futility, So let's act with agility While we still have facility, For we'll soon reach senility And lose the ability. And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Thy strength to this generation, Thy power to all who are to come. Reading, then, these words, she begins to dream about the past and her own youth in a self-reflective way. Your teeth will start to go, dear, Your waist will start to spread. I will bear you up; carry you on in your way, and carry you home at last. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
His work after 1910 was strongly influenced by Pound, becoming more modern in its concision and imagery, but Yeats never abandoned his strict adherence to traditional verse forms. It is a story about dreams forgotten and memories long gone. I have done it, and I shall carry you; And I shall bear you, and I shall deliver you. It is a poem about a person who wants to be remembered by those he loves. So please remember, When I leave in December, I told you so in May.
Born into the Anglo-Irish landowning class, Yeats became involved with the Celtic Revival, a movement against the cultural influences of English rule in Ireland during the Victorian period, which sought to promote the spirit of Ireland's native heritage. In 1867 the family followed him to London and settled in Bedford Park. Yea, even when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have declared thy strength unto the next generation, thy might to every one that is to come. Although When You Are Old is specifically about Yeats and Gonne, it works perfectly well if it is interpreted as being about any young couple looking forward to what the future may hold. I have made you, and I will carry you; I will bear and save you. It is I who have created, and I who will carry, and it is I who will bear and save. The first two lines suggest comfort in old age.