I thought I would throw the following out for discussion. Are there such things as conservative poets? Certainly, it seems there are poems that resonate with conservatives. It seems like everywhere I turn lately I am tripping over Yeats’ The Second Coming in conservative writings. Yeats’ radical revolutionary stirrings, however, generally do not jibe with conservatism.
Are there poets whose worldview is essentially conservative? Or is this an occupation reserved for the progressive soul ever probing the edges of human experience? May not a yearning for the good that is remembered in a now-lost past produce good poetry?