A Quote by William Butler Yeats on ambition, balance, beginning, imitation, life, poetry, and water

I had still the ambition, formed in Sligo in my teens, of living in imitation of Thoreau on Innisfree, a little island in Lough Gill, and when walking through Fleet Street very homesick I heard a little tinkle of water and saw a fountain in a shop window which balanced a little ball upon its jet, and began to remember lake water. From the sudden remembrance came my poem Innisfree.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Trembling of the Veil

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