3 Days 3 Quotes: Day 3

Last day of the challenge, and a quote from my favourite poet, WB Yeats. It was hard to choose a few lines, there is so much beautiful imagery in Yeats. The following lines are from one of his best-loved poems, The Lake Isle of Innisfree.

The painting is by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

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I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds on the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

Thanks to Emily for nominating me 🙂 I’m passing on the challenge to Merril Smith .

Rules are simple (though I realise I haven’t followed them to the letter) to post a favourite quote a day for three days, and each day to pass on the challenge to three other bloggers.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

9 thoughts on “3 Days 3 Quotes: Day 3”

  1. That lake water … I, too, hear it in the deep heart’s core. The lake painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela must be in Finland, but it reminds me of Starnberger See, the lake from my childhood, near the Alps.

    1. The name certainly looks Finnish, and the lake looks very Sibelius. I couldn’t find a West of Ireland lake so this had to do. It’s certainly a lovely painting. How lucky to have been brought up somewhere like that!

  2. Yeats, one of my favorites! This last line just pops into my head now and then. I think the rhythm of it has influenced my own writing quite deeply.

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