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IN IRELAND: 5. IN THE WOOD OF FINVARA, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have grown tired of sorrow and human tears
Last Line: And the peace that is not in the world has flown to me.
Subject(s): Forests; Ireland; Woods; Irish


I have grown tired of sorrow and human tears;
Life is a dream in the night, a fear among fears,
A naked runner lost in a storm of spears.
I have grown tired of rapture and love's desire;
Love is a flaming heart, and its flames aspire
Till they cloud the soul in the smoke of a windy fire.

I would wash the dust of the world in a soft green flood;
Here between sea and sea, in the fairy wood,
I have found a delicate, wave-green solitude.

Here, in the fairy wood, between sea and sea,
I have heard the song of a fairy bird in a tree,
And the peace that is not in the world has flown to me.





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