Francis Ledwidge

(19 August 1887 – 31 July 1917 / Janeville, Slane)

Francis Ledwidge Poems

1. Aarstiderne 8/2/2012
2. Thoughts At The Trysting Stile 5/11/2012
3. The Call To Ireland 5/11/2012
4. The Sylph 4/16/2010
5. The Lanawn Shee 4/16/2010
6. To One Who Comes Now And Then 4/16/2010
7. Una Bawn 4/16/2010
8. Youth 4/16/2010
9. The Find 4/16/2010
10. The Rushes 4/16/2010
11. June 3/27/2012
12. To A Sparrow 4/16/2010
13. The Dead Kings 4/16/2010
14. The Little Children 4/16/2010
15. To An Old Quill Of Lord Dunsany's 4/16/2010
16. Spring Love 4/16/2010
17. Two Songs 4/16/2010
18. With Flowers 4/16/2010
19. At Currabwee 4/16/2010
20. Ceol Sidhe 4/16/2010
21. In A Cafe 4/16/2010
22. Ardan Mór 4/16/2010
23. Dawn 4/16/2010
24. Had I A Golden Pound (After The Irish) 4/16/2010
25. Autumn 4/16/2010
26. After Court Martial 4/16/2010
27. Old Clo 4/16/2010
28. At A Poet's Grave 4/16/2010
29. Spring 4/16/2010
30. Ireland 4/16/2010
31. Lady Fair 4/16/2010
32. A Mother's Song 4/16/2010
33. In France 4/16/2010
34. A Fairy Hunt 4/16/2010
35. The Lost Ones 1/3/2003
36. The Wife Of Llew 1/3/2003
37. The Shadow People 1/3/2003
38. Spring And Autumn 1/3/2003
39. Pan 4/16/2010
40. Lament For Thomas Mcdonagh 1/3/2003

Comments about Francis Ledwidge

  • Kelly (2/17/2019 3:15:00 PM)

    I just discovered this gentleman. " Soliloquy" particularly touches me. His intuition—maybe anxiety—is astounding, especially in that his almost premonitory poems bespeak his demise.

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  • Caitlin (10/12/2018 6:55:00 AM)

    I think that Francis Ledwidge was very interesting and i think that he had a hard childhood. His poems are very passionate.

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  • Thomas (5/3/2018 7:54:00 AM)

    Last week, I visited his monument in Belgium. It gave me goosebumps. Than I went home and had with my wife while she was drinking Nesquick chocolate milk. But after all he ain't too bad. Some poems are pretty and others are gruell. Next week I go to London, to go to the hookers. because my wife doens't give good succ.

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  • Amy Elliott (2/4/2018 6:39:00 AM)

    Good poet
    I'm currently learning about him

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  • Dave Keech (12/15/2017 7:16:00 AM)

    Brilliant poet and true Irish patriot.

    R.I.P Francis

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  • Alan Matthews (8/17/2017 11:26:00 AM)

    Francis Ledwidge's submissions to the Drogheda Independent were, at the time, also being printed submission by submission in staves with the intention of publishing a book when the series ended. The series ended abruptly and the staves were put in to storage and ended up being dumped in 1976. One of the staves was saved and the book has finally been published in 2017 entitled Legends and Stories of the Boyne Side by Francis E. Ledwidge. available at more information is also available on facebook at thelostledwidge

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  • Charles Zult (3/1/2016 12:18:00 AM)


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Best Poem of Francis Ledwidge

A Little Boy In The Morning

He will not come, and still I wait.
He whistles at another gate
Where angels listen. Ah I know
He will not come, yet if I go
How shall I know he did not pass
barefooted in the flowery grass?

The moon leans on one silver horn
Above the silhouettes of morn,
And from their nest-sills finches whistle
Or stooping pluck the downy thistle.
How is the morn so gay and fair
Without his whistling in its air?
The world is calling, I must go.
How shall I know he did not pass
Barefooted in the shining grass?

Read the full of A Little Boy In The Morning

To One Dead

A blackbird singing
On a moss-upholstered stone,
Bluebells swinging,
Shadows wildly blown,
A song in the wood,
A ship on the sea.
The song was for you
and the ship was for me.