Monday, June 15, 2015

Under bare Benbulbens Head

Under bare Ben Bulben's head
In Drumcliff churchyard Yeats is laid,   
An ancestor was rector there
Long years ago; a church stands near,
By the road an ancient Cross.
No marble, no conventional phrase,   
On limestone quarried near the spot   
By his command these words are cut:
               Cast a cold eye   
               On life, on death.   
               Horseman, pass by!
WB YEATS
Benbulben Mountain 

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