Friday, October 1, 2010

My favourite Irish Poet WB Yeats ..The Lake Isle of Innisfree


This painting I attribute to this beautiful poem.
Yeats spent his childhood in Sligo Ireland, just one county away from my childhood home in Galway

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 mourning 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 pavement gray
I hear it in the deep heart's core

1 comment:

  1. Hi Helen! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I did in fact paint that Madonna and child statue you asked about...I found it at Home Goods in a really terrible shade of coppery orange and painted it to look more like weathered stone.

    Hope you had a nice weekend!

    :) T

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