10 March 2011

W.B. Yeats: "Lake Isle of Innisfree"

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 mourning 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.
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.

3 comments:

N.E. Avery said...

My favorite lines:"And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the mourning to where the cricket sings;"

varsha harikumar said...

I LOVE ALL THE LINES OF THIS POEM

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.
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.
ITZ SO TOUCHING STANZA

N.E. Avery said...

I thought it was lovely too. So beautiful and you're right, very touching. :) Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for commenting!