Yeats Poems, 1927
That is no country for old men. The young
In one another's arms, birds in the trees
--Those dying generations -- at their song,
The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,
Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.
Caught in that sensual music all neglect
Monuments of unageing intellect.
Cf. Yeats, Byzantium (1930) - A History of the Byzantine Empire
K. Parker, Yeats and his two visions of Byzantium * Silverberg, Sailing to Byzantium, * Aspects of Byzantium in Modern Popular Music (including music on Yeats' 1927 "Sailing to Byzantium", a song on Yeats' 1930 "Byzantium") * Byzantium & Modern Greece Resources * Greek Orthodoxy - From Apostolic Times to the Present Day
Reference address : http://ellopos.net/elpenor/greeks-us/yeats-sailing.asp