Elements of Poetry, Travel, and the Creative Writing Life
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Horses at Coole Park, Home of Lady Gregory, Friend to W.B. Yeats
Horses at Coole River in Coole Park. This is the grounds of Lady Gregory's house where Yeats did much of his writing. How nice to have an intelligent and well-heeled patron. How nice to have a sunny day in the west of Ireland.
We also went to Yeats Tower where he lived with his wife George. The tower has been shut for the past two years which makes the beauty of the land all the stronger. We had the place to ourselves today and read poems to each other on the bridge just before the tower. A day to remember.