This is the sixth in a two-week series of Peace Poems. Be sure to click the Category above to see the rest of the posts!
The Lake Isle of Innisfree – W.B. Yeats
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
Today we’re talking about Habitat for Humanity! These guys are working to ensure that people in the poorest parts of the world have shelter. It’s such a basic human necessity, but it’s one that a lot of people don’t have.
These guys love to have groups and individuals volunteering – working alongside them to improve housing conditions.
Thanks for watching, and have a lovely day.