Beehive Poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree - CBSE Revision Notes

CBSE Class 09 English Language And Literature
Revision Notes
Beehive Chapter : 4
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
 William Butler Yeats

  • This poem describes the poet’s longing for the peaceful and calm atmosphere in Innisfree, where he had spent his time as a boy.
  • One day the poet decides to go to Innisfree.
  • On reaching there he plans to build a small cabin of clay and wattles, have nine rows for growing beans and a hive for the honey bees. He would stay alone in the open space hearing the sound of the bees.
  • The poet thinks he will find peace there. He would peacefully enjoy the cricket's song, glimmer of the midnight, the purple glow of the noon and the sound made by the linnet's wings in the evenings.
  • The poet says that many years have passed by but still he can hear in his deep heart's core the sound of the lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore.
  • The memories of Innisfree stayed with him for many years.