Frederick Robert Higgins

[F.R.] (24 April 1896 - 6 January 1941 / Foxford / Ireland)

Frederick Robert Higgins Poems

1. Father And Son 5/11/2012
2. Connemara 5/11/2012
3. All Soul's Even 5/11/2012
4. Song For The Clatter-Bones 5/11/2012
5. O You Among Women 5/11/2012
6. Elopement 5/11/2012
7. Padraic O'Conaire Gaelic Storyteller 5/11/2012
8. Chinese Winter 5/11/2012
9. The Dark Breed 5/11/2012
10. Muineen Water 5/11/2012

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Muineen Water

I know a small lake that sails the palest shadows,
Trailing their frail keels along its waveless sand;
And when isles of grey turf are sunning in its shallows
The far hill is a blue ghost on that land.

Down there my wild heart is startled by the quiet:
The very stones are spying; each tree is a pry;
The light declares against me and exiled from brightness
I stray from those waters invaded by the sky.

But when the sedges fling their bridge of whispers
On waves no moon has hooked, then surely I find,
As that lake into its own dim presence,
A dark calm ...

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