"What can be explained is not poetry."
In 1889 Yeats met Maud Gonne, a beautiful young heiress, actress, and ardent Irish revolutionary. Claiming “that’s when all the trouble of my life began,” he became obsessively infatuated with her; she was to have a lifelong effect on both his poetry and his life. He asked her to marry him four times. She rejected him each time. And then his poetic muse marries another, but the marriage soon ends in divorce after the birth of their only child. Yeats and Gonne finally consummate their relationship when they are in their ...![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>