George William Russell

[A. E.] (10 April 1867 – 17 July 1935 / Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland)

George William Russell Poems

41. On A Hill-Top 5/7/2012
42. Krishna 5/7/2012
43. The Veils Of Maya 5/7/2012
44. In The Womb 5/7/2012
45. Truth 5/7/2012
46. Fantasy 5/7/2012
47. The Mountaineer 5/7/2012
48. Inheritance 5/7/2012
49. In As Much 5/7/2012
50. The Seer 5/7/2012
51. The Dream Of The Children 5/7/2012
52. Recall 5/7/2012
53. The Last Hero 5/7/2012
54. Unconscious 5/7/2012
55. Love 5/7/2012
56. Om 5/7/2012
57. Indian Song 5/7/2012
58. The Nuts Of Knowledge 5/7/2012
59. Janus 5/7/2012
60. The Grey Eros 5/7/2012
61. The Earth Breath 5/7/2012
62. The Mid-World 5/7/2012
63. Rememberance 5/7/2012
64. The Visoin Of Love 5/7/2012
65. The Christ-Sword 5/7/2012
66. Whom We Worship 5/7/2012
67. Reflections 5/7/2012
68. Illusion 5/7/2012
69. Weariness 5/7/2012
70. The Garden Of God 5/7/2012
71. Ordeal 5/7/2012
72. The Voice Of The Sea 5/7/2012
73. The Hour Of Twilight 5/7/2012
74. Our Thrones Decay 5/7/2012
75. Recollection 5/7/2012
76. The Well Of All-Healing 5/7/2012
77. The Fountain Of Shadowy Beauty 5/7/2012
78. The Feast Of Age 5/7/2012
79. Glory And Shadow 5/7/2012
80. The Robing Of The King 5/7/2012
Best Poem of George William Russell

Freedom

I WILL not follow you, my bird,
I will not follow you.
I would not breathe a word, my bird,
To bring thee here anew.

I love the free in thee, my bird,
The lure of freedom drew;
The light you fly toward, my bird,
I fly with thee unto.

And there we yet will meet, my bird,
Though far I go from you
Where in the light outpoured, my bird,
Are love and freedom too.

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A Farewell


I GO down from the hills half in gladness, and half with a pain I depart,
Where the Mother with gentlest breathing made music on lip and in heart;
For I know that my childhood is over: a call comes out of the vast,
And the love that I had in the old time, like beauty in twilight, is past.

I am fired by a Danaan whisper of battles afar in the world,
And my thought is no longer of peace, for the banners in dream are unfurled,
And I pass from the council of stars and of hil

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