Sunday, July 31, 2005

Coney Island

Visited his grave the morning of 17 February 1987, election day in Eire.

“Compulsive homage: The slab over his and Georgie’s coffins a little broken, as if a foot had fallen through. Out my window: Ben Bulben. Some ice on Lough Gill as I drive around it to see--the lake isle of Innisfree. Then the great house at Lissadell. Why? Yeats’ country: his poems are on the menus, his image on the 20 punt note. The original Coney Island is in Sligo Bay.”


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