Thursday, May 17, 2012

Peace comes dropping slow

Peace comes dropping slow

For P, who is now at rest. I will always be grateful for the gifts she gave me.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree ~ 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.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry she died too soon, and so happy you had someone so special in your life. I hope you find peace.