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Susan Mary 'Lily' Yeats
1866 - 1949
LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE

Catalogue Note

"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."

W. B. Yeats published The Lake Isle of Innisfree in late 1890 - it shot the poet to prominence and established his international fame. Living in London at the time, the poem sung of his nostalgia for Sligo. 

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