Francis Ledwidge

(19 August 1887 – 31 July 1917 / Janeville, Slane)

A Mother's Song


Little ships of whitest pearl
With sailors who were ancient kings,
Come over the sea when my little girl
Sings.

And if my little girl should weep,
Little ships with torn sails
Go headlong down among the deep
Whales.

Submitted: Friday, April 16, 2010

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