Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Corner View - Poem

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W.B. Yeats' "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" has been my favorite poem since I first read it at 18 (which was MANY years ago):

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 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. oh yes! a lake, a cabin, peace and beans - what more could one want? (well, maybe tomatoes :) )
    thank you Heather for sharing this today!

  2. Sounds a perfect retire...thanks so much!

  3. great poem, i can understand why you like it, also with the picture with it!

  4. Beautiful poem.
    A "bee loud glade" - I especially love that imagery :-)

  5. Beautiful poem.
    A "bee loud glade" - I especially love that imagery :-)

  6. summer!
    and here's to leaping harts, heather!

  7. so peaceful...thanks for sharing.

  8. A wonderful choice. Thanks for this beautiful discovery.

  9. Love, love, LOVE Yeats. One of my favourite poets. And this poem just nails it - that yearning for the simple life, for being at one with nature. His imagery is so vivid you can almost imagine yourself there in the bee-loud glade and evening full of the linnet's wings :-) - Karyn - Eliza's Dream