An Indigenous Take on Yeats poem, The Second Coming.

Roberto Mendoza
5 min readJan 16, 2024

This is an older article that I wrote while at the University of Maine, Orono. It seems to hold some truths today.

W. B. Yeats poem, Second Coming is a visionary attempt at prophecy:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre,

The falcon cannot hear the falconer

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Roberto Mendoza

Native American/Chicano artist, screenwriter, filmmaker, writer, revolutionary. Living in Los Angeles. Co- founded Cooperation Tulsa. https://www.facebook.