William Allingham

(19 March 1824 – 18 November 1889 / Donegal / Ireland)

Four Ducks On A Pond

Poem by William Allingham

Four ducks on a pond,
A grass-bank beyond,
A blue sky of spring,
White clouds on the wing;
What a little thing
To remember for years-
To remember with tears!


Comments about Four Ducks On A Pond by William Allingham

  • Christine Peach (4/5/2020 8:11:00 AM)

    In the midst of corona virus such simple thoughts to gladen the heart(Report)Reply

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  • June Darling (3/19/2019 5:35:00 AM)

    I first heard this poem at High school, and wondered why it would be sad. Fifty years later it did bring tears to my eyes, and I finally got it.(Report)Reply

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  • Margaret O DriscollMargaret O Driscoll (7/10/2016 2:59:00 PM)

    A simply beautiful well loved poem(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (5/27/2014 2:13:00 PM)

    ..............beautiful imagery and a wonderful rhyme....perfect title...(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 16, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 7, 2012