Yeats, W.B. - Quotes on Age and Time, Agriculture, Gardening, Animals, Heart, Peace
"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 gray,
I hear it in the deep heart's core."
-from 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' in The Rose (1893)
- William Butler (W.B.) Yeats (Irish poet, b. 1865 - d. 1939)
Quotations, Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings: Age and Time; Farms & Agriculture; Gardens & Gardening; Animals and Wildlife; Heart; House and Home; Lakes and Ponds; Nature; Peace, Tranquility, and Calm; Steam and Mist; Trees and Forests; Water
Added: Fri Oct 31 2008
Last Modified: Tue Mar 29 2011