William Butler Yeats

County Dublin / Ireland
William Butler Yeats
County Dublin / Ireland
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The Stolen Child

Rating: 4.8
Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats;
There we've hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
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Mizzy ........ 27 August 2016
Love the poem and The Waterboys sung version.
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Merna Ibrahim 19 May 2010
Really i can't say anything except' William Bulter is an artist and a talented poet! ' And the song of Loreena Mckennitt is brilliant too! ! This poem is so true and impressing.
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Özge Mete 16 January 2010
Inspiring and reflecting poem.It is reflecting because it gives the sense of our world is suffering and I think this image is given via human child, all the people in the world
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Daniel P Carroll 09 August 2009
Typo line 11... Should read 'With a faery... The Waterboys do a good cover too.
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Rebekah Gamble 04 August 2008
This really is a true beauty. And, if anyone's interested, Loreena McKennitt did a beautiful musical version of it (check it out on YouTube) .
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Mary Ali 13 April 2006
What can I say except that it amazing, it really make me feel grieve over that child. It make me see him dying. Yeats indeed is a great poet.
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