William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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The Lake Isle Of Innisfree

Rating: 4.6
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 honeybee,
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,
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Shaun Cronick 02 June 2020
Yeats could have made it more poetic and flow smoother by expanding slightly selected lines. It's good poem but not great one. A rhyming that'll do rush job, maybe I'll finish it off later. Still good to read.
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Suzanne 31 May 2020
What a horrible reading of a glorious poem. Just dreadful!
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slayer 03 March 2020
It is very Cringey and boring
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Michael Walker 05 December 2019
I was taught this poem at primary school, although it could still appeal to adults I guess.
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Betty Olson 07 November 2018
A very heart felt poem.
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P Watts 03 July 2018
I learned this poem at school, never forgot it. In recent years visited Ireland and the grave of WB Yeats.
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Kovit 30 April 2018
What is the tone of the poem
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Bill Wright 15 October 2016
What an excellent poem this is.
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Fathima Usman 25 September 2016
Inspiring...there is something dark about the landscape though
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Mizzy ........ 27 August 2016
I visited Innisfree.....easy to see why Yeats was inspired to write. Lovely poem!
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