John Millington Synge

(16 April 1871 - 24 March 1909 / Newtown Villas, Rathfarnham, County Dublin)

In Glencullen - Poem by John Millington Synge

Thrush, linnet, stare and wren,
Brown lark beside the sun,
Take thought of kestril, sparrow-hawk,
Birdlime and roving gun.
You great-great-grandchildren
Of birds I've listened to,
I think I robbed your ancestors
When I was young as you.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 17, 2010



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