Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Following WWI, the earlier Darwinian notion that the world was progressing & becoming a better place was shattered.
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The best lack all convictions, while the worstThe Russian Revolution with all its abuses was occurring.
Are full of passionate intensity.
Second Coming = the return of Christ or some other apocalyptic event.
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,Doesn't sound like much of a savior will appear, does it?
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
spriritus mundi Spirit of the world.
Yeats thought there was a universal subconscious in which the human race
preserves its past memories. The psychologist Carl Jung popularized