We have collaborated with another Sligo business A&S Aromas to bring you this fabulous NEW scent exclusive to WB’s of how we envisage Maud Gonne.
Maud Gonne (21 December 1866 – 27 April 1953) was an English born Irish republican revolutionary, suffragette and actress. Maud is well known for being the muse and long time love interest of Irish Poet of W.B. Yeats.
The White Birds is a love poem William Butler Yeats wrote for his “great unrequited love” Maud Gonne after his first of four unsuccessful proposals to Ms Gonne in 1892 during a walk along the cliffs of Howth. Ms Gonne declared her love of seagulls above all other birds to Yeats during their will -they-wont they friendship, and so he penned the poem for her.
The poem captures Yeats’ desire to both be free from the world, with its pressures and ephemeral pleasures, and to be forever entwined with his ‘beloved’ Maude, bobbing up and down on the sea, enjoying the gentle undulations of life together.
I think we can all relate to Yeats’ longing for long-term contentment, freedom from the many stresses of life and to be able to share that happiness with a loved one. But perhaps if the girl has turned you down four times, it’s time to find another seagull to propose to…
Credit: The Reader
The White Birds Poem
I would that we were, my beloved, white birds on the foam of the sea! We tire of the flame of the meteor, before it can fade and flee; And the flame of the blue star of twilight, hung low on the rim of the sky, Has awakened in our hearts, my beloved, a sadness that may not die.
A weariness comes from those dreamers, dew-dabbled, the lily and rose; Ah, dream not of them, my beloved, the flame of the meteor that goes, Or the flame of the blue star that lingers hung low in the fall of the dew: For I would we were changed to white birds on the wandering foam: I and you!
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!
by W.B. Yeats
This fragrance is an intensely feminine floral bouquet with regal iris and lavender harmonised by jasmin, rose, lily of the valley and freesia supported by a sensual, sophisticated base of powdery iris, musk, precious woods and crystal amber.
40 hours burn time
100% Soy Wax
Ensure to burn for up to 4 hours the first time so the whole top melts to avoid pooling and to get a good scent.
Safety notice: Never leave a burning candle unattended, keep out of the reach of children & pets, keep away from draughts, do not handle when lit as tin may become hot