A nice follow-up to yesterday's piece:
Yeats was never overly fond of critics, and it shows in quite a few of his poems. (See, for instance, "The Scholars", Minstrels Poem #1482). And when some misbegotten reviewers had the temerity to criticise his friend J. M. Synge, this was Yeats' marvellous (and vicious) rejoinder -- a fitting addition to our "The Poet Cranky" theme. thomas.