Sunday Tribune

Think twice and check thrice


THE Sunday Tribune’s leading article of May 7 refers.

The richly-layered poem O Rose thou art sick by the English poet William Blake (1757-1827) is wrongly attributed to the Irish poet WB Yeats (18651939).

Though one of the finest poets in the English language, Yeats would not have cavilled at so distinguis­hed a poem being laid to his account.

But he probably would have wished the leader-writer to think twice, and check thrice, before permitting himself to parade his ignorance in so ostentatio­us a manner.

I J AVIN Glenwood

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