The Lake Isle of Innisfree – A Lovely Poem by Yeats

I mentioned hearing this poem on a show recently and liked it so much I thought it should be posted with an illustration and recording…


The Lake Isle of Innisfree
By William Butler Yeats

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.

MP3 Recording of The Lake Isle of Innisfree by Alan

MP3 Recording of The Lake Isle of Innisfree by Annie

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