For Sligo poet William Butler Yeats who died 75 years ago today

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Grave of W.B. Yeats in Drumcliffe Graveyard, Sligo
©Siobhán McNamara

 

The Poet

Forever regarding
the high river wall
that runs
along Markievicz Road;
clothed in verse;
cast in bronze;
a poet stands.

He dreams of rising
from his plinth to walk
onto the bridge
so he can dwell
forevermore
on the flow
of the Garavogue.

©SiobhánMcNamara

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Section of tribute to W.B. Yeats at Drumcliffe Graveyard, Sligo taken from ‘He Wishes For The Cloths of Heaven’
©SiobhánMcNamara

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