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. To One Who Comes Now And Then 4/16/2010
6. Una Bawn 4/16/2010
7. The Lanawn Shee 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. Two Songs 4/16/2010
17. With Flowers 4/16/2010
18. Spring Love 4/16/2010
19. At Currabwee 4/16/2010
20. Ceol Sidhe 4/16/2010
21. In A Cafe 4/16/2010
22. Old Clo 4/16/2010
23. Ardan Mór 4/16/2010
24. Dawn 4/16/2010
25. Had I A Golden Pound (After The Irish) 4/16/2010
26. Autumn 4/16/2010
27. After Court Martial 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. In France 4/16/2010
33. A Fairy Hunt 4/16/2010
34. The Lost Ones 1/3/2003
35. The Shadow People 1/3/2003
36. Spring And Autumn 1/3/2003
37. Pan 4/16/2010
38. A Mother's Song 4/16/2010
39. The Wife Of Llew 1/3/2003
40. To One Dead 1/3/2003

Comments about Francis Ledwidge

  • 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.

  • Amy Elliott (2/4/2018 6:39:00 AM)

    Good poet
    I'm currently learning about him

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

    Brilliant poet and true Irish patriot.

    R.I.P Francis

  • 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

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


Best Poem of Francis Ledwidge


Maiden-poet, come with me
To the heaped up cairn of Maeve,
And there we'll dance a fairy dance
Upon a fairy's grave.

In and out among the trees,
Filling all the night with sound,
The morning, strung upon her star,
Shall chase us round and round.

What are we but fairies too,
Living but in dreams alone,
Or, at the most, but children still,
Innocent and overgrown ?

Read the full of Fairies

The Wife Of Llew

And Gwydion said to Math, when it was Spring:
"Come now and let us make a wife for Llew."
And so they broke broad boughs yet moist with dew,
And in a shadow made a magic ring:
They took the violet and the meadow-sweet
To form her pretty face, and for her feet
They built a mound of daisies on a wing,
And for her voice they made a linnet sing
In the wide poppy blowing for her mouth.

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