The Lake Isle of Innisfree – by W. B. Yeats
The 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 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.
Yeats Reading The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Other Yeats posts:
- William Butler Yeats – Quote
- A Biography of W.B. Yeats
- Constance Markievicz – Poems
- The Life and Work of Jack B. Yeats (Yeats’ brother)
- He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven