Treasure Island

Francis Duggan


The Memories Remain


Above the rushy field near the roadway to Rathmore
The skylark carolling as upwards he did soar
In the gray morning sky and singing as he fly
His song still in my heart will be with me till I die.

Some fifty years ago and to Nature's ways quite green
And I recall today the beauty I have seen
And I recall today the skylark carolling
Sweet music it did flow from such a tiny living thing.

In the heart of every man there is a little boy
And at happy memories of the past he laughs aloud in joy
He laughs aloud in joy at happy memories of the past
The memories remain though little else does last.

Those ancient Boggeragh hills I see them in my dreams
And I hear the dippers sing in the rivers and the streams
And the memories remain but that was years ago
And old Caherbarnagh since has wore many hats of snow.

The descendants of the lark sing o'er the field today
And the boy now an ageing man and his hair is silver gray
And the Seasons come and go but the memories remain
And the skylark o'er the field I hear carolling again.

Submitted: Friday, March 21, 2008
Listen to this poem:

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (The Memories Remain by Francis Duggan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Let's live in Tokyo, Mark Heathcote
  2. Second class soul, Liss March
  3. Yes, I am on this wheel, gajanan mishra
  4. TWO LOVERS ON A PORCH IN THE MIDWEST, NICHOLAS CAMPBELL
  5. See and feel, gajanan mishra
  6. Am i here by virtue of the shadows, cristobal Benjumea
  7. SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THE SUN, NICHOLAS CAMPBELL
  8. I am always with you, gajanan mishra
  9. SOFT POCKET HERCULES, NICHOLAS CAMPBELL
  10. You cannot go, gajanan mishra

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]