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Francis Ledwidge

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

Had I A Golden Pound (After The Irish)


Had I a golden pound to spend,
My love should mend and sew no more.
And I would buy her a little quern,
Easy to turn on the kitchen floor.

And for her windows curtains white,
With birds in flight and flowers in bloom,
To face with pride the road to town,
And mellow down her sunlit room.


And with the silver change we'd prove
The truth of Love to life's own end,
With hearts the years could but embolden,
Had I a golden pound to spend.

Submitted: Friday, April 16, 2010

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