Contrast of Yeats country & the Holy City Byzantium.

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     In the poem, the poet thinks that Ireland, his own country is not fit for old flowers. The first stanza of the poem is full of description of sensuality, prevailed over Ireland, which is not meant for the old generation of the country. In Ireland the young and man and and women are found in closed embrace, birds in trees singing out of the excitement of the mating season. All the fish in water, flesh and flow are all caught in the sensual urge of the generation. The present situation of Ireland appears to the almost horrible and he cannot imagine himself as the the inhabitant of Ireland. And so the poet wants to leave his country wishing to reach Byzantium, the rich destination of culture. 

In Sailing to Byzantium we have a constructive picture of Ireland and Byzantium.
Sailing to Byzantium

      In the poem we have a constructive picture of Ireland and Byzantium. Whereas in Ireland everything seems chaotic and hazardous on the other side the Holy City Byzantium shines in the full vigour and enthusiasm. Ireland has nothing the offer to its people being a country with young men and women in close embrace, where all caught in the sensual age of the generation. But to the poet Byzantium becomes the adore of the Holy sages who appear standing in "God's holy fire" in the golden mosaic wall of Byzantium. 

      Ireland offers no shelter for the old man the poet says "That is No Country for Old Men" also for him an aged man is but a paltry thing a trotters coat upon a stick....  "That is how how are land becomes the land of dying generations". And whatever is begotten born and dies but Byzantium shell teach the poet all the glorious human virtues where he can develop and nurture his essential creative qualities. The city offers him shelter, moral courage, immense wisdom and knowledge, souls, Instruction and finally the day delight necessary for a better life.

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