The Wild Swans at Coole, William Yeats.

Swan on Elterwater.

The Wild Swans at Coole

 
The trees are in their autumn beauty,

The woodland paths are dry,

Under the October twilight the water

Mirrors a still sky;

Upon the brimming water among the stones

Are nine-and-fifty swans.

The nineteenth autumn has come upon me

Since I first made my count;

I saw, before I had well finished,

All suddenly mount

And scatter wheeling in great broken rings

Upon their clamorous wings…

But now they drift on the still water,

Mysterious, beautiful;

Among what rushes will they build,

By what lake’s edge or pool

Delight men’s eyes when I awake some day

To find they have flown away?

 

William Butler Yeats

A lovely autumnal, nature inspired poem to reflect on as the nights draw in.

Charlotte

xoxo

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