James McIntyre

(25 May 1828 – 31 March 1906 / Forres, Scotland)

Lines


Addressed to Jonathan Wingle, Esq.

In summer time we roam o'er dingle,
But winter draws us round the ingle ;
Why do you remain thus single,
When love would make two hearts tingle ?
Pray tell me why, my dearest Wingle,
With the fair you do not mingle ?
Better with love 'neath cot of shingle
Than all your yellow gold to jingle.

For married life you would enjoy,
And soon a little girl and boy
They would your leisure hours employ.
At Christmas you could buy each toy
And fill their little hearts with joy,
For their amusements never cloy.
Business cares do men annoy,
Child's happiness knows no alloy.

Submitted: Friday, May 04, 2012

Form:


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 (Lines by James McIntyre )

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. A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns
  4. A Homage To The Freedom Fighters Of India, Raja Basu
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Adam Scrivener, if ever it thee befall
Boece or Troilus for to write anew,
Under thy long locks thou may'st have the scall
But after my making thou write more true!
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jean Toomer

 

New Poems

  1. Sitting In The Park, Paul Gerard Reed
  2. I wish for peace and not war pieces, Juwon Daniel
  3. Life is more than anything else, gajanan mishra
  4. DJ, The Making of A DJ, Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. Innocent heart, Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. I'll Be Here, Michael P. McParland
  7. Kitchen Charade, Nicole C Esbach
  8. &, Nicole C Esbach
  9. Chiaroscuro, Nicole C Esbach
  10. Sonnet # 536, Luis Estable
[Hata Bildir]