Saturday, July 28, 2007


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

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the mourning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and 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."

"The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by William Butler Yeats.





This poem, strangely reminds me of random, breezy mornings on Benares Ghaats. And the strong smell of dhoop and gobar and ghee. And how, when I was tiny, I would sit on the steps, and wonder at the imagination that was humanity as it flowed past the Ganga.

9 comments:

Heathcliff Ranting... said...

long to go there,.. never been to benaras.

Opaline said...

I envy you your tinydays sitting by the river in benares. want very very much to go.

the one who must be named. someday. said...

ahhhh. comeon... it doesnt feel that way to me. it reminds me of cornish coasts, and stormy seas....

scorpionragz said...

hnuh.
and u said u didn't like rafat's classes. tora na okey boddo underestimate korish. chheleta bhalo.......

Arse Poetica said...

*sigh*
aar ekhon?ekhon ki sherokom i achhe?na anek bodlechhe?na ektu bodlechhe?

inihos said...

you have a lot of memories of the place, don't you??

Trinity said...

I like your blog ! Its so very "YOU" !!
:)

March Hare said...

@heathcliff - come over one of these days. :)

@opaline - chole ay. chole ay.

@sonai - perceptions..perceptions..

@ragz - no. i love rafat. and yeats even more. because a certain someone introduced me to him. :P

@arse - kichhuta onek bodlechhe. kichhuta ektu bodlechhe. ay ekdin. ghuriye dekhabo.

@inihos - yes. some part of me still lives there. :)

@trinity - erm, you KNOW me? and you be?

Trinity said...

I'm not surprised !!
well I don't think we know each other.. but herez a beginning.. :)
I've been reading your posts quite frequently..