Douglas Hyde

(17 January 1860 - 12 July 1949 / Castlerea / County Roscommon)

A Poem To Be Said On Hearing The Birds Sing - Poem by Douglas Hyde

A fragrant prayer upon the air
My child taught me,
Awaken there, the morn is fair,
The birds sing free;
Now dawns the day, awake and pray,
And bend the knee;
The Lamb who lay beneath the clay
Was slain for thee.


Comments about A Poem To Be Said On Hearing The Birds Sing by Douglas Hyde

  • Kim Barney (5/19/2015 3:35:00 PM)


    A simple religious poem referring to the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Eight syllables, then four (then repeated three more times) . (Report) Reply

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  • (4/22/2014 1:46:00 AM)


    Nice poem and the feeling of dawn in its sense is briefly told by the great poet and so very interesting. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011


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