"The Hazelwood" as written by and Patrick Wolf Traditional....
I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.

When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire aflame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And some one called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.

When I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

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"The Hazelwood" as written by Patrick Wolf Traditional


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    General Commentsaw this live on sunday, when he was supporting The Pan I Am (Ed Larrikin's new band) at their first gig. It was the best gig of my life and this song was just utterly heartbreaking. He has such a stunning delivery and the words flowed beautifully. On a fangirlish plus side, a stray tear (or five...or twenty...) flowed, it was just too moving.
    legolass20034on December 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite yeats poem
    goddamneddamarison September 02, 2008   Link

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