Roderic Quinn

(1867 - 1949 / Australia)

Acushla


I NAMED her twice, I named her thrice,
I named her ten times over;
The wind heard, and the singing bird,
And the bee in the creamy clover.
Acushla! Acushla!
The cushat dove is cooing;
It's little that a man may do,
Whose heart is hot with wooing.
I left the field, the harvest yield —
The grain was ripe to falling —
And ran, and ran, a crazy man,
And I the whole time calling
'Acushla! Acushla!
The cushat dove is cooing;
When Love is keeping holiday,
What work is worth the doing?'
Her feet were fleet, her pretty feet
Upon the hill and hollow;
She bade me stay, she cried me nay,
And still her eyes said 'Follow!'
Acushla! Acushla!
The cushat dove is cooing;
To capture her was sweet, indeed,
Yet sweeter the pursuing.

Submitted: Friday, April 16, 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 (Acushla by Roderic Quinn )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Summers last leaf, Christopher Fulbirg
  2. Conundrums Consequence..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  3. Filled With Anticipation, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Pollinating the battlefield, Christopher Fulbirg
  5. Enjoying Christmas, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Walking, Christopher Fulbirg
  7. Grasshopper, Christopher Fulbirg
  8. Sky, Christopher Fulbirg
  9. This Night That Knows No Sleep, Echezonachukwu Nduka
  10. Lasting Memory, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
[Hata Bildir]