I will arise & go now, & go to Innisfree
Nine bean rows will I have there, & a hive for the honeybee
& a small cabin of clay and wattles made
& I will live alone in the bee-loud glade.

& I will have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow
Where midnight's all a-glimmer & noon's a purple glow
Dropping from the veils of morning to where the cricket sings
& the evening full, full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise & go now, for always night & day
When I stand on the roadside or on a pavement gray
I hear lake water lapping, low sounds of the shore
I hear it in the deep, the deep heart's core.

There midnight's all a-glimmer & noon a purple glow
I will arise & go


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    General CommentThis is The Waterboys' version of the William Butler Yeats poem. The original poem goes like this:

    I will arise & go now, & go to Innisfree,
    & a small cabin build there, of clay & wattles made;
    Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
    & live alone in the bee-loud glade.

    & 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, & noon a purple glow,
    & evening full of the linnet’s wings.

    I will arise & go now, for always night & 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.
    vchamberlainon August 28, 2016   Link

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