|Departing Galway City|
|The simple grave of my favourite poet WB Yeats|
|Rest in Peace Mr WB Yeats|
Cast a Cold Eye on Life, on Death, Horseman, pass by - One may interpret this to mean that he is saying 'if you are looking for answers as to what lies beyond life and death, I can't help you you must look elsewhere Horseman, pass by'.
The grave is but yards from the open door of St. Columba's Parish Church, I enter. It is a place of quiet intimacy and while sitting in the pew I am reminded that people have worshipped at this site since 574AD. Noticing a copy of the Book of Common Prayer I am also reminded that Yeats had a Church of Ireland burial service when his remains were finally laid to rest. (Yeats remains were brought back to Ireland from Roquebrune, France by sea in a corvette of the Irish navy, the Macha in 1948)
|Celtic Cross at Drumcliffe graveyard|
I leave you with a reading of "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"
Are you familiar with the poetry of WB Yeats? Who is your favourite poet?