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1

Yeats' creativity/love for literature/memories are what's left

Picture and book remain

2

Yeats compares his body to an old house

Midnight, an old house

3

Not much is going on

Where nothing stirs but a mouse

4

Yeats' sex drive is gone

My temptation is quiet

5

Yeats is at the end of his life

Here at life's end

6

Regular thinking isn't going to give Yeats the truth about life

Neither loose imagination, nor the mill of the mind

7

Regular life isnt going to give Yeats the truth either

Consuming its rag and bone

8

Yeats might be able to get a new perspective through an old mans craziness

Grant me an old man's frenzy

9

Yeats wants to be like Timon and Lear

Till I am Timon and Lear

10

Yeats talking about William Blake

William Blake, who beat upon the wall till Truth obeyed his call

11

Yeats talking about Michelangelo

A mind Michael Angelo knew that can pierce the clouds

12

The old can still inspire

Shake the dead

13

The elderly are neglected/brushed off by people

Forgotten else by mankind

14

The old still have sharp minds

An old man's eagle mind

15

themes

art
escape
ideal
old age
youth
permanence and change