Treasure Island

John Boyle O'Reilly

(28 June 1844 - 10 August 1890 / Dowth Castle, County Meath)

Poems of John Boyle O'Reilly

1. “From, that fair land and drear land in the South” 5/21/2012
2. 406 [unfinished] 5/20/2012
3. A Builder's Lesson 5/20/2012
4. A Dead Man 5/21/2012
5. A Dissapointment 5/20/2012
6. A Kiss 5/20/2012
7. A Legend Of The Blesses Virgin 5/21/2012
8. A Lost Friend 5/20/2012
9. A Man 5/20/2012
10. A Message of Peace 5/20/2012
11. A Nation's Test 5/21/2012
12. A Passage 5/20/2012
13. A Savage 5/21/2012
14. A Seed 5/20/2012
15. A Song For Soldiers 5/21/2012
16. A Tragedy 5/20/2012
17. A White Rose 12/31/2002
18. A Year 5/20/2012
19. America 5/21/2012
20. An Art Message 5/20/2012

406 [unfinished]

I do not know the meaning of the sign,
But bend before its power, as a reed bends
When the black tornado fills the valley to the lips.
Three times in twenty years its shape has come
On lines of fire on the black veil of mystery;
At first, tho' strange, it seemed familiar,
And lingered on the mind as if at rest;
The second time if flashed a thrill came, too,
For supernature spoke, or tried to speak;

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