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The Wanderings of Oisin

William Butler Yeats

This narrative poem is composed in three parts, and consists of a dialogue between the aged Irish hero Oisín and St. Patrick. Oison relates his three-hundred year sojourn in the immortal isles of Faerie. In the isles, Oison married the beautiful Sidhe Niamh: together they traveled, feasted, and quested. At last Oison succumbs to the temptation to return and visit the lands of mortal men: inadvertently slipping from his faerie horse, his body touches the ground and instantly puts on the flesh of a decrepit old man. Oison describes various islands and what he did there: contrasting his noble deeds with the degenerate weakness of the present generation. (Summary by Godsend)

This narrative poem is composed in three parts, and consists of a dialogue between the aged Irish hero Oisín and St. Patrick. Oison relates his three-hundred year sojourn in the immortal isles of Faerie. In the isles, Oison married the beautiful Sidhe Niamh: together they traveled, feasted, and quested. At last Oison succumbs to the temptation to return and visit the lands of mortal men: inadvertently slipping from his faerie horse, his body touches the ground and instantly puts on the flesh of a decrepit old man. Oison describes various islands and what he did there: contrasting his noble deeds with the degenerate weakness of the present generation. (Summary by Godsend)
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This narrative poem is composed in three parts, and consists of a dialogue between the aged Irish hero Oisín and St. Patrick. Oison relates his three-hundred year sojourn in the immortal isles of Faerie. In the isles, Oison married the beautiful Sidhe Niamh: together they traveled, feasted, and quested. At last Oison succumbs to the temptation to return and visit the lands of mortal men: inadvertently slipping from his faerie horse, his body touches the ground and instantly puts on the flesh of a decrepit old man. Oison describes various islands and what he did there: contrasting his noble deeds with the degenerate weakness of the present generation. (Summary by Godsend)

Language:

English

Narrators:

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Length:

51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:47