Thursday, May 25, 2006

a poem for a long weekend -- Lake Isle of Innisfree


By William Butler Yeats

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a-glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear the water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.



Blogger Jenni said...

Thanks teabird! That is a great poem for a long weekend.

What happened to the blog? It looks great!

3:57 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

Yes, the blog looks great!

I love this poem. There are many times throughout the year when I feel like this poem.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Oh thank you for posting the Poem "Lake Isle of Innisfree"
I am a Yeats fan and I forgot all about that poem. I think I will have to write that out on parchment with a nice pen and frame it or maybe even stitch it out on linen.
What a lovely poem for reading this time of the month too.

1:45 PM  

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