Song of Wandering Aengus Reflections
In A Journey with Mr Yeats – 10 Poems to Companion YOUR Greatness I write a reflection on each of the chosen poems. In this book I take lines from the poem and share their deeper meaning as I the writer understand it.
Please note that this is not an academic analysis of the poem. These are reflections coming from a love of the invitations within them.
In The Song of Wandering Aengus these reflections share the understanding of the following lines
- I went out ro the hazel wood
- Because a fire was in my head.
- I threw a berry in a stream and caught a little silver trout
- And pluck till time and times are done.
- And more
Note to reader
These reflections will be posted to this site over the coming months (Feb – Mar 2019)
The Companioning Practice
In order to Companion YOUR Greatness (These are the Clouds) you are required to practice doing so. It is not enough to read the poetry. In the words of the mystic poet Rumi you are to become, “living poetry.”
The central practice invited by this poem The Song of Wandering Aengus is the practice of commitment. The poem calls our Hero Wandering Aengus into the adventure of finding that which has been revealed to him from the ether.
The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure – Joseph Campbell
This is the commitment of your personal will (I will find out where she has gone) in the service of that which is the Universal Will as represented by the glimmering girl with apple blossom in her hair.
This is the first stage in the journey of Companioning YOUR Greatness. This is the stage of The Seeker.
The Seeker then journeys into The Devotee.
The Devotee then journeys into The Disciple.
Thus you become one devotedly disciplined in seeking to companion the Message of Love as it is intended to be expressed through you.
The Quest-I-On and More
- What am I committed to seek and find that gives my life meaning and purpose?
- In what way is that commitment reflected in my daily words and actions?
The Song of Wandering Aengus – Recording
Listen to a recording of The Song of Wandering Aengus poem by William Butler Yeats recorded by the writer. This is a track on the CD entitled The Yeats Experience – Listening form the Deep Heart’s Core.
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You can listen to extracts from all tracks on this CD The Yeats Experience on HearNow