Lines by Heart: Where My Books Go by W.B. Yeats
Today's Lines by Heart reading is brought to us by Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Lisa Spurgin. Lisa recites Where My Books Go by W.B. Yeats - put yourself to the test and see if you can memorise this poem too.
For this Lines By Heart challenge, I chose to have a go at learning something by a poet who has long been a favourite of mine. I think I was probably attracted to this poem in particular because of its title – a very Readerly one!
As with a lot of Yeats’ poems, I find there’s real comfort and more than a touch of beauty in here; the idea of words spreading their wings and being a saviour of sorts, not only to sing (in itself a lovely thought) but to console, offer support and to be a kind of lifeboat in the waters (which are hopefully more starry bright than they are storm-darken’d), is one that I find really moving and uplifting.
I hope you enjoy the poem, and perhaps you might have a go at adding it to your own repertoire.
Where My Books Go
All the words that I utter,
And all the words that I write,
Must spread out their wings untiring,
And never rest in their flight,
Till they come where your sad, sad heart is,
And sing to you in the night,
Beyond where the waters are moving,
Storm-darken'd or starry bright.
Today's Lines by Heart reading is brought to us by Cheshire Hub Leader, Alison Finegan. Alison recites I Wandered Lonely…
Today's Lines by Heart reading is brought to us by Head of Shared Reading Programmes, Helen Wilson. Helen recites Comfort…
In today's Shared Reading live stream we are reading the poem The Stone Beach by Simon Armitage with North West…
Contact usGet in touch and be part of the story
You can also speak to us on: 0151 729 2200