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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

To Be In Ireland...

God grant a blessing on this tower and cottage
And on my heirs, if all remain unspoiled,
No table or chair or stool not simple enough
For shepherd lads in Galilee; and grant
That I myself for portions of the year
May handle nothing and set eyes on nothing
But what the great and passionate have used
Throughout so many varying centuries
We take it for the norm; yet should I dream
Sinbad the sailor's brought a painted chest,
Or image, from beyond the Loadstone Mountain,
That dream is a norm; and should some limb of the Devil
Destroy the view by cutting down an ash
That shades the road, or setting up a cottage
Planned in a government office, shorten his life,
Manacle his soul upon the Red Sea bottom.
~William Butler Yeats

7 comments:

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh how would I LOVE to go to Ireland. There are a lot of places on my list, but Ireland (and Scotland) are right up there near the top!
Gorgeous pics and poem!

Tammy said...

What beautiful little cottages!!!
:-D

Sheila said...

I love these photos..!
As for the Yeats poem..I'm not quite sure if it is a blessing or a curse..LOL

Leona said...
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Leona said...

I would so love to live in that cottage.. If I ever get to go over seas it will be to Ireland..

Allison said...

That cottage is amazing - would love to be there right now!

Allie from Minneapolis
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

RoseMary said...

A cottage in Ireland? A dream come true!!! Thanks so much for posting a picture of the perfect cottage--guess I'll keep dreaming.