Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 04:44 PM

I am haunted by numberless islands, and many a Danaan shore,
Where Time would surely forget us, and Sorrow come near us no more;
Soon far from the rose and the lily, and fret of the flames would we be,
Were we only white birds, my beloved, buoyed out on the foam of the sea!

                                               ~ W. B. Yeats, from 'The White Birds'