Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | November 14, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: To an Isle in the Water

by William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939).

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.
 
She carries 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.

Notes:
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/wbyeats.htm
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1923/yeats-bio.html

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