Down by the Salley Gardens
|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.
|– 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».