William Butler Yeats

(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939 / County Dublin / Ireland)

To An Isle In The Water


SHY one, Shy one,
Shy one of my heart,
She moves in the firelight
pensively apart.
She carries in the dishes,
And lays them in a row.
To an isle in the water
With her would I go.
With catries in the candles,
And lights the curtained room,
Shy in the doorway
And shy in the gloom;
And shy as a rabbit,
Helpful and shy.
To an isle in the water
With her would I fly.

Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001

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