Francis Ledwidge Poems
|1.||Thoughts At The Trysting Stile||5/11/2012|
|3.||The Call To Ireland||5/11/2012|
|6.||To One Who Comes Now And Then||4/16/2010|
|12.||The Dead Kings||4/16/2010|
|13.||To A Sparrow||4/16/2010|
|14.||The Lanawn Shee||4/16/2010|
|15.||The Little Children||4/16/2010|
|16.||To An Old Quill Of Lord Dunsany's||4/16/2010|
|21.||In A Cafe||4/16/2010|
|25.||Had I A Golden Pound (After The Irish)||4/16/2010|
|27.||After Court Martial||4/16/2010|
|28.||At A Poet's Grave||4/16/2010|
|32.||A Mother's Song||4/16/2010|
|34.||A Fairy Hunt||4/16/2010|
|35.||The Lost Ones||1/3/2003|
|36.||The Wife Of Llew||1/3/2003|
|37.||The Shadow People||1/3/2003|
|38.||Spring And Autumn||1/3/2003|
|40.||Lament For Thomas Mcdonagh||1/3/2003|
When I was young I had a care
Lest I should cheat me of my share
Of that which makes it sweet to strive
For life, and dying still survive,
A name in sunshine written higher
Than lark or poet dare aspire.
But I grew weary doing well.
Besides, 'twas sweeter in that hell,
Down with the loud banditti people
Who robbed the orchards, climbed the steeple
For jackdaws' eyes and made the cock
Crow ere 'twas daylight on the clock.
I was so very bad the neighbours
Spoke of me at their daily labours.
And now I'm drinking wine in France,
The helpless ...
To One Dead
A blackbird singing
On a moss-upholstered stone,
Shadows wildly blown,
A song in the wood,
A ship on the sea.
The song was for you
and the ship was for me.