'I shall have some peace there'
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
William Butler Yeats, 1890
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, a hive for the honeybee
And live alone in the bee-loud glad.
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 rise 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.
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