Where Dips the Rocky Highland

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake

Sugarloaf Mountain, County Wicklow, Ireland

The drowsy water rats;
There we’ve hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys
And of reddest stolen cherries.

Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand.
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

Sugarloaf Mountain, County Wicklow, Ireland

From William Butler Yeats’ The Stolen Child (1889)

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