Emily Lawless

[Edith Lytton] (17 June 1845 – 19 October 1913 / Ardclough / Ireland)

Emily Lawless Poems

1. In Spain 10/19/2010
2. In Spain: Drinking Song 10/19/2010
3. Fontenoy. 1745 10/19/2010

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Fontenoy. 1745

OH, BAD the march, the weary march, beneath these alien skies,
But good the night, the friendly night, that soothes our tired eyes.
And bad the war, the tedious war, that keeps us sweltering here,
But good the hour, the friendly hour, that brings the battle near.
That brings us on the battle, that summons to their share
The homeless troops, the banished men, the exiled sons of Clare.

Oh, little Corca Bascinn, the wild the bleak, the fair!
Oh, little stony pastures, whose flowers are sweet, if rare!
Oh, rough the rude Atlantic, the thunderous, the wide, ...

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