IRISH LOVE POEMS: “Down By the Salley Gardens” by William Butler Yeats

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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 would not agree.
In a field by the river
   my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder
   she laid 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.
by William Butler Yeats
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  1. Thank you Linda! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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