Gurney, Ivor and Yeats, W B - Down by the Salley Gardens
Type of Spiritual Experience
Two sources, but Yeats has numerous entries so this has gone under Gurney.
A description of the experience
Down by the Salley Gardens
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
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 love easy as the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.