Internet has flickered on so here is today’s quote from ‘He Hears the Cry of the Sedge’.
‘I wander by the edge
Of this desolate lake
Where wind cries in the sedge:’ —W.B. Yeats
By the shallow waters of the lake
There is more beauty in this empty land,
Than in the city full of garish light,
And the noise of lives lived with ferocious joy,
The eternal hum and drone of never night.
I wade the shallow waters of the lake,
Hear ancient voices sigh in wind-bent sedge,
Where birds whose hearts are older far than we,
Fear not to balance on the world’s dim edge,
Where blue and gold lights, dawn and evening blend,
Where sorrow fades and all things have an end.