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My Favorite Love Poem Linky

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day #14:  My Favorite Love Poem Linky


“The Song of Wandering Aengus”
by William Butler Yeats

I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.

When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire aflame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And some one called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossoms in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.

Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver applies of the moon,
he golden apples of the sun.

There is much to love about this poem, but I won't bore you with an analysis. But I will tell you that it is classified as an aisling.  Pronounced "ashling", it means dream, or vision.  This genre of lyrical poetry usually contains a woman who serves as a metaphor for the speaker's homeland.   In this particular poem, the speaker of the poem sees the spirit of Ireland as a beautiful, ethereal woman.

Please share your favorite love poem with me!


Until next time...

Happy Valentine's Day!
Ricki Jill


  1. Good Morning Ricki Jill Sweetie...
    Oh what a beautiful Love poem you have shared this morning. Be still my little heart. A beautiful dream. I can see the beautiful girl glimmering, and the apple blossoms so beautifully placed in her hair. How beautiful and romantic for this special day.

    I wish I had added a poem to my post, I would be linking up with you sweet one.

    Happy Valentine's Day. Hugs and much love, Sherry

  2. What a beautiful poem. I love it and Thanks for Sharing. Happy Valentines Day.

  3. AAahhhh...your poem is lovely! Mine is just a sweet little ditty! Enjoy this special day...YOU are special to me! ♥♥♥ Happy Valentine's day! ♥♥♥

  4. Okay I am all linked up. PARTAAYYY! Just kidding. Happy Valentine's day to you. Your poem is so very lovely just like you and mine is very simple just like me and that is as it should be.

  5. What a pretty poem! I've never heard that one before.

  6. Happy Valentines Day!!
    Such a beautiful poem!
    Hope all is well

  7. Happy Valentine's Day to you too Ricki Jill! I have somewhat of a poem/recipe posted today and was worried it was too late to join your linky party, so I did not. Well, still want to wish you a great one my friend!

  8. Happy Valentine's Day, Ricki Jill. I love that poem.

  9. Truly beautiful. In my opinion, Yeats's genius will never be matched or duplicated. So glad to have made your acquaintance this Valentine's Day, Ricki Jill! Many happy returns of the day.


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