Born 150 years ago. W B Yeats. The Lake Isle of Innisfree.

 

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

P1000480Lochleven-CastleI 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 lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

The nearest loch with an isle – Loch Leven (pictured)?  Innisfree is one of twenty on Loch Gill near Sligo.

See also  February 2014. Aedh Wishes For The Cloths of Heaven

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