'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.

Image: Joe Schlabotnik
Image: Alistair Knock


Gaston Studio said…
OMG, I can't even imagine what it would take to train for mushing sled dogs! Hope all went well for you Kathleen.
ellen abbott said…
so nice to see you back Kathleen. and beautiful new pictures on your side bar.
LB said…
Lake and cabin, one of the most peaceful places I can think of, too. Hope it turns out a peaceful day for Gins after the vet!
Erin Davis said…
Sigh. Yeats. What else can one say?

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