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The Lake Isle of Innisfree

  • Type: Poem

Written on Fleet St, London

A fountain William Butler Yeats could see out his window reminded him of Lough (Lake) Gill in County Sligo, Ireland. -AsNotedIn

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1893/00/00 William Butler Yeats Author "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" is publish in Yeats's second book of poems, 'The Rose'.

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Art Type Poem writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is typically rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme and stanzaic structure.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree


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.


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