Down by the Salley Gardens

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Sitat Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet
She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree
But I, being young and foolish, with her did not agree.


In a field by the river my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder she placed her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.
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William Butler Yeats

«Down by the Salley Gardens» (irsk: Gort na Saileán) er et dikt av William Butler Yeats publisert i The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems fra 1889. Diktet er senere tilsatt melodi, som også blir brukt på Sondre Bratlands «Gje meg handa di, ven».

Det har blitt foreslått at plasseringen av "Salley Gardens" var på bredden av elven ved Ballysadare nær Sligo der beboerne dyrket trær for å gi taket tekking materialer.[1][2]

Referanser[rediger | rediger kilde]

  1. ^ McGarry, James P (1976). Place names in the writings of William Butler Yeats. London, UK: Macmillan. s. 79. 
  2. ^ Jeffares, A. Norman (1984). A new commentary on the poems of W.B. Yeats. Stanford,, CA USA: Stanford Universtiy Press. s. 14.