William Allingham

(19 March 1824 – 18 November 1889 / Donegal / Ireland)

Wayside Flowers - Poem by William Allingham

Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveller's dower;
A thousand passers-by
Its beauties may espy,
May win a touch of blessing
From Nature's mild caressing.
The sad of heart perceives
A violet under leaves
Like sonic fresh-budding hope;
The primrose on the slope
A spot of sunshine dwells,
And cheerful message tells
Of kind renewing power;
The nodding bluebell's dye
Is drawn from happy sky.
Then spare the wayside flower!
It is the traveller's dower.


Comments about Wayside Flowers by William Allingham

  • (10/1/2016 2:50:00 AM)


    Simply superb imagination can conceive such a meaningful poem. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (10/1/2016 1:00:00 AM)

    Wayside Flowers
    Pluck not the wayside flower,
    It is the traveller's dower; ..... / Great poem with a profound message that the bounties given to us by nature should be enjoyed and are not to be spoiled. Lovely poem.
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  • Margaret O Driscoll (7/10/2016 3:10:00 PM)


    Wonderful work, the simple joy of seeing a wilflower! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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