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The Song of Wandering Aengus – A Journey of Self Discovery

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When you’re on a journey and the end keeps getting further and further away, then you’ve realized that the real end is the journey.”
Karlfried Graf Durckheim.

Welcome to the journey of self discover as invited from The Song of Wandering Aengus – a poem by William Butler Yeats.

On this page I will share the following that invite you to Companion YOUR Greatness.

  • Recording of The Song of Wandering Aengus (by the author)
  • The full text of the Poem.
  • A List of Reflections from the Song of Wandering Aengus that invite you on a Journey of Self Discovery.
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Recording of the Poem

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This is from the CD The Yeat’s Experience – Learning to Listen from the Deep Heart’s Core. This CD of 12 of William Butlers poems is available at CD Baby and Amazon.

Full Text of the Poem

The Song of Wandering Aengus
BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.

When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.

Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

Source: The Wind Among the Reeds (1899)
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Poem as a Journey of Self Discovery

For a fuller understanding of how the Song of Wandering Aengus may become a guide to Companioning YOUR Greatness I share a list of twelve steps on the journey.

  1. I went out to the hazel wood because a fire was in my head – Finding Inspiration for the Journey
  2. And picked and peeled a hazel wand and tied a berry to a thread – Practicing Sacred Intention
  3. And when white moths were on the wing and moth like stars were flickering out – Entering the Twilight Zone.
  4. I through the berry in a stream and caught a little silver trout – Going Fishing for the Gift of Transformation.
  5. When I had laid it on the floor and bent to blow the fire aflame – Getting Ready for Transformation.
  6. Something rustled on the floor and someone called me by my name – Experiencing the Breakthrough.
  7. It had become a glimmering girl with apple blossom in her hair – Meeting with the Transcendent.
  8. Who called me by my name and ran and faded through the brightening air – Losing the Transcendent.
  9. Now I am old with wandering through hollow lands and hilly lands – Leaving the Ordinary World.
  10. I will find out where she has gone and kiss her lips and take her hand – The Search and the Road of Trials.
  11. And walk among long dappled grass and pluck till time and times are done – Overcoming Time.
  12. The Silver apples of the moon the Golden apples of the sun – The Sacred Marriage and Return.

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