Under bare Ben Bulben's head

by Jet28 June. 03, 2007 6671 views

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!


- W. B. Yeats

Drumcliff churchyard, County Sligo

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Justsuz 13 years, 3 months ago

great shots...interesting history.

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Jon 13 years, 3 months ago

the text is super and the scenary of #1 breathtaking

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Maxine 13 years, 3 months ago

Pretty scenery

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Magpy 13 years, 3 months ago

wow! lovely set, and beautiful words

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Christine 13 years, 3 months ago

I can only agree with rolpa! Wonderfully presented.

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lynda 13 years, 3 months ago

I, too, always loved Yeats. Such apt photos to complement the poem.

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Subash R 13 years, 3 months ago

Always loved Yeats! Thank you for sharing this set.

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Peter 13 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful photos, enhanced by the poem.

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Elke 13 years, 3 months ago

Rest in Peace (R.I.P.), W.B. Yeates !!!

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
David 13 years, 3 months ago

I really like these!

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Miclaud 13 years, 3 months ago

Lovely shots!

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lisa 13 years, 3 months ago

#1 is a lovely landscape. :)

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Carley 13 years, 3 months ago

This is both very beautiful and very moving. Great set!

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jackie Meeker 13 years, 3 months ago

#2 is my favorite. Nice set.

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sean 13 years, 3 months ago

Amazing views in the first two. I love the words in the last.

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Krystyna Knypl 13 years, 3 months ago

interesting set.

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