Apr 14, 2010

The Lake Isle of Innisfree

photo via creative commons by Pam Corey
I'm not an avid lover of poetry and certainly don't write it. But there are a few poets I enjoy.
The word pictures they paint are vivid in my mind. Yeats is one of those poets. 

The Lake Isle of Innisfree
by W.B. 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 honey-bee;
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.

1 comment:

  1. This beautiful lake has been a popular retreat and a very popular tourist attraction, which boasts many artistic and cultural gems. It is famous for its numerous villas and palaces as well.