Wednesday, November 09, 2005

How can we know the blogger from the blog?

Among School Children, VIII

Labour is blossoming or dancing where
The body is not bruised to pleasure soul
Nor beauty born out of its own despair
Nor blear-eyed wisdom out of midnight oil.
O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer,
Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?
O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?

William Butler Yeats


Colm Smyth said...

Dear Duly,

I was Googling for the text of this great poem ("labour blossoming dancing") and found your lovely blog. I noticed though a tiny mis-spelling - Yeat's midnight wisdom is "blear-eyed".

You might enjoy Yeat's A Dialogue Of Self And Soul"

Keep indulging!


Duly Inspired said...

Corrected. Thanks!