Gerald Griffin

(12 December 1803 - 12 June 1840 / Limerick / Ireland)

Eileen Aroon

WHEN like the early rose,
   Eileen Aroon!
Beauty in childhood blows,
   Eileen Aroon!
When, like a diadem,
Buds blush around the stem,
Which is the fairest gem?--
   Eileen Aroon!

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