THE STOLEN CHILD

NOTE: First published December 1886 in the Irish Monthly.

 

THE STOLEN CHILD

by

William Butler Yeats

(1865 – 1939)

 

WHERE dips the rocky highland

Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,

There lies a leafy island

Where flapping herons wake

The drowsy water-rats;

There we’ve hid our faery vats,

Full of berries

And of reddest stolen cherries.

Come away, O human child!

To the waters and the wild

With a faery, hand in hand,

For the world’s more full of weeping than you

can understand. 

Where the wave of moonlight glosses

The dim grey sands with light,

Far off by furthest Rosses

We foot it all the night,

Weaving olden dances,

Mingling hands and mingling glances

Till the moon has taken flight;

To and fro we leap

And chase the frothy bubbles,

While the world is full of troubles

And is anxious in its sleep.

Come away, O human child!

To the waters and the wild

With a faery, hand in hand,

For the world’s more full of weeping than you

can understand. 

Where the wandering water gushes

From the hills above Glen-Car,.

In pools among the rushes

That scarce could bathe a star,

We seek for slumbering trout

And whispering in their ears

Give them unquiet dreams;

Leaning softly out

From ferns that drop their tears

Over the young streams.

Come away, O human child!

To to waters and the wild

With a faery, hand in hand,

For to world’s more full of weeping than you

can understand. 

Away with us he’s going,

The solemn-eyed:

He’ll hear no more the lowing

Of the calves on the warm hillside

Or the kettle on the hob

Sing peace into his breast,

Or see the brown mice bob

Round and round the oatmeal-chest.

For he comes, the human child,

To the waters and the wild

With a faery, hand in hand,

For the world’s more full of weeping than he can understand.

Part I:Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US

NOTE: Thank you to geologyIN.com for the article!

 

Part I: Top Spots For Gem Hunting In The US

Truth Against The World #13

    So. A brief recap. During the election Hillary Rodham Clinton, who dropped the Rodham from her name for the [presidential] campaign. And she said or did something to get Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to drop out and support her instead. Why do I say this?  Because he had the momentum to beat her. He was better liked. He constantly beat both Hillary & Donald Trump in donations.
 
    When Sen. Sanders backed Fmr. Secretary of State Clinton, he suspended his campaign. Of note, and its important to remember this, he did not release his delegates. Once he backed her, he gave her the power and momentum to win the popular vote. Trump won the Electoral College. But we must remember that Hillary Rodham Clinton, because of Sen. Bernie Sanders, won the popular vote by three million votes.
 
    The presidential inauguration was on January 20, 2017. Since then, there has been rumors (read: suppressed stories) of Russian interference in the election to benefit Trump’s win of the election. And then we have the White House staff. Sean Spicer, Press Secretary; Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff; Michael Flynn, National Security Advisor; Steve Bannon, White House Chief Strategist. Why list these names? And the Russian interference? Because they are notches in America’s timeline that is not just affecting our own citizens, but affecting the opinions of the citizens of the world around us. Our international allies. And our international enemies as well.
 
    And now… And now Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to make inroads that she might try again in 2020. In 2008 she went against and lost to then-Senator Barack Obama who won the election. This past election Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign was hounded and plagued by the Republican party efforts to drag down Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign over the Benghazi incident. While most Republicans have announced the whole thing was a farce, there are still repercussions.
 
    I know, repercussions. But what repercussions? The fact that Hillary is now damaged goods. As long as Senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitchell “Mitch” McConnell is still active in the Senate, Hillary will never see the Oval Office from behind the Resolute Desk. Benghazi was the bullet that left a wound that will not heal in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s political career.
 
    Hillary Rodham Clinton no longer has a viable political career as a presidential contender. She has to know this.
 
    And why has no written about the possibility that Donald J. Trump, President of the United States could be a Manchurian Candidate?

The Welsh Bardic Tradition (lecture audio)

NOTE: Thank you, Moon Pryderi of The Dreaming Path blog

 

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We Carry the Great Lake Inside — Philip Carr-Gomm

This is a wonderful meditation on the power and importance of water – stunning filming and beautiful words. The River – A Deep Ecology Visual Poem from Last Leaves on Vimeo. The original post is titled We Carry the Great Lake Inside , and it came from Philip Carr-Gomm .

via We Carry the Great Lake Inside — Philip Carr-Gomm