George William Russell — better known by his pen name “A.E.” — was an Irish writer, poet and mystic, a lifelong friend of William Butler Yeats, and an original member of Ireland’s Theosophical Society. In a letter to a friend, penned several years before he died, he wrote: “I know no mechanism is going to solve the world’s problems. Nothing will, except the spiritual life.” This volume of poems contains his first published work and reflects on the mysteries of nature and the divine, of life and the universe. (Summary by Nemo)

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