Padraic Colum

(8 December 1881 – 11 January 1972 / County Longford)

Achill Girl's Song


FROM THE IRISH

I’d bring you these for dowry
A field from heather free,
White sheep upon the mountain,
And calves that follow me.

I saw you by the well-side
Upon Saint Finnian's Day;
I thought you'd come and ask for me
But you kept far away.

Oh, if you ask not for me,
But leave me here instead,
The petticoat in dye-pot here
Will never fast its red

For me upon the well-slope
To wear on Finnian's Day
My dress will be the sheet bleached there,
My place, below the clay!

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Achill Girl's Song by Padraic Colum )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. A Visit from St. Nicholas, Clement Clarke Moore
  10. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Snowflakes, Kwai Chee Low
  2. रंजानाय फैगौ, Ronjoy Brahma
  3. Haiku Christmas is Here, Kwai Chee Low
  4. Snowman, Kwai Chee Low
  5. Heralding Christmas, Kwai Chee Low
  6. Under the Mistletoe, Kwai Chee Low
  7. Silent Nature, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Sorry, Sorry, Sorry To Say That, Pijush Biswas
  9. Let Me Stand Here, gajanan mishra
  10. Quack, Quack says the Duck, Kumarmani Mahakul
[Hata Bildir]