Dora Sigerson Shorter

(1866-1918 / Ireland)

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Dora Sigerson (1866–1918) was an Irish poet, who after her marriage in 1895 wrote under the name Dora Sigerson Shorter. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of George Sigerson, a surgeon and writer, and Hester (née Varian) also a writer. She was a major figure of the Irish Literary revival, publishing many collections of poetry from 1893. Her friends included Katharine Tynan, a noted ... more »

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  • arham (7/14/2018 2:56:00 AM)

    lakhati lanat tere moo te

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  • Francie Lynch Francie Lynch (4/20/2014 11:03:00 PM)

    Glad I was directed here by the daily poem. Solid writer. Love the period take we get these hundred years later.

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Best Poem of Dora Sigerson Shorter

A Ballad Of Marjorie

'What ails you that you look so pale,
O fisher of the sea?'
''Tis for a mournful tale I own,
Fair maiden Marjorie.'
'What is the dreary tale to tell,
O toiler of the sea?'
'I cast my net into the waves,
Sweet maiden Marjorie.
'I cast my net into the tide,
Before I made for home;
Too heavy for my hands to raise,
I drew it through the foam.'
'What saw you that you look so pale,
Sad searcher of the sea?'
'A dead man's body from the deep
My haul had brought to me!'
'And was he young, and was he fair?'
'Oh, cruel to behold!
In his white face the...

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