by William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)
Translation © by Tamás Rédey

I will arise and go now, and go to...
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE HUN ITA
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,
      And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,	
      And evening full of the linnet's wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;	
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray,	
      I hear it in the deep heart's core.

About the headline (FAQ)

First published in National Observer, December 1890

Confirmed with The Poetical Works of William B. Yeats in two volumes, volume 1 : Lyrical Poems, The Macmillan Company, New York and London, 1906, page 179.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Innisfree, l'isola sul lago", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2004-06-14
Line count: 12
Word count: 123

Fölkelek és indulok, Innisfreere megyek
Language: Hungarian (Magyar)  after the English 
Fölkelek és indulok, Innisfreere megyek,
Sárral, akáccal rakott kis kunyhót tákolok;
Vetek kilenc sor babot, tartok mézes-méheket,
S csak a zümmögésnek hódolok.

Kis nyugalmam lesz ott, noha cseppenként jön el;	
Csöpp a reggel fátyolából, ha tücsökmuzsika száll.
Ott az éjfél hunyorog, és bíbort dél lövell,
S az est csupa kenderike-szárny.

Fölkelek, indulok – hisz naponta s éjeken 
Hallom, a tóvíz halkan csobban sziget szélén;
S míg állok a járdán, vagy a szürke kőzeten,
Csak azt hallom szivem mélyén.

About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" = "Innisfree-sziget"


  • Translation from English to Hungarian (Magyar) copyright © 2015 by Tamás Rédey, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

Based on


This text was added to the website: 2015-06-07
Line count: 12
Word count: 78