Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Today we learned a bit about Yeats, his life, his poetry, and we had the opportunity to visit a few of the places that inspired his writing and saw his grave site. _picture 1In the evening we attended an aerobics session in the town and Candice, Mallory, Maggie and Sarah helped lead the group (thanks Professor Rohner for teaching us, we were certainly prepared thanks to you).

‘Where the wandering water gushes

From the hills above Glen-Car,

In pools among the rushes

That scare could bathe a star,

"Cast a cold eye on life, on death" The epitaph on the grave

"Cast a cold eye on life, on death" The epitaph on the grave

We seek for slumbering trout

And whispering in their ears

Give them unquiet dreams;

Learning soflty out

From ferns that drop their tears

Over the young streams.

Come away, O human child!

To the waters and the wild

_picture 3With a faery, hand in hand,

For the world’s more full of weeping than you

can understand’

–From the Stolen Child William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

_picture 4

Burn baby burn

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