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1

Ireland is not a country for old people

That is no country for old men

2

Young people are in each other's arms

The young in one another's arms

3

There is a lot of people? idk smth about fish

the mackerel-crowded seas

4

Whatever is born, dies

Whatever is begotten, born, and dies

5

The young are drunk in the music

sensual music

6

The young neglect art and culture which are timeless

all neglect monuments of unageing intellect

7

An old man is just weak

An aged man is but a paltry thing

8

Yeats compares his old aging body in a harrowing way

A tattered coat upon a stick

9

Unless his soul does smth, he is stuck

unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing

10

He sailed to Byzantium

I have sailed the seas and come to the holy city of Byzantium

11

Hes calling upon sages

O sages

12

Hes calling the sages to help him focus on the mind

Consume my heart away; sick with desire and fastened to a dying animal

13

His mind is stuck in his dying/decaying body

fastened to a dying animal

14

Out of nature

once out of nature

15

He wants to be reborn into smth a goldsmith makes

such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make

16

The emperor isn't interested in him

drowsy Emperor

17

He wants to be set upon a bough

set upon a golden bough to sing

18

He is still singing about the passing of time at the end and realizes that maybe art is no replacement for living

Of what is past, or passing, or to come.

19

themes

life
death
war
idealism