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Irish Peasant Song

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I try to knead and spin, but my life is low the while.
Oh, I long to be alone, and walk abroad a mile;
Yet if I walk alone, and think of naught at all,
Why from me that's young should the wild tears fall?

The shower-sodden earth, the earth-colored streams,
They breathe on me awake, and moan to me in dreams,
And yonder ivy fondling the broke castle-wall,
It pulls upon my heart till the wild tears fall.
The cabin-door looks down a furze-lighted hill,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 20 September 2019
A meaningful Irish Folk song of peasants cherished by the people of that nation.
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Anil Kumar Panda 20 September 2019
A beautiful poem indeed. Loved it. Thanks for sharing.
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Prativa Dey 20 September 2019
Nice poem walking alone
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Uche Nwanze 20 September 2019
' The foolishness is on me, and the wild tears fall! A touch of brilliance
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Uche Nwanze 20 September 2019
The foolishness is on me, and the wild tears fall! A touch of class, , deserving of POD
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Baquee Billah Ahmed 20 September 2018
Good poem... Thnks for sharing..........
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Anil Kumar Panda 20 September 2018
Emotionally powerful poem. Enjoyed the flow and rhyming too. thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem. 'The shower-sodden earth, the earth-colored streams, They breathe on me awake, and moan to me in dreams, And yonder ivy fondling the broke castle-wall, It pulls upon my heart till the wild tears fall.'...is so nice.
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Adrian Flett 20 September 2018
The emotions so well portrayed by the rhythm and rhyme of this beautiful song/poem.
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Practicing Poetess 20 September 2018
Only the Irish have that lilt down to an art & science..... They can take the most mundane or bleak of circumstances, and weave it into lovely, excellent poetry! Thank you, Ms. Guiney for this!
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Kumarmani Mahakul 20 September 2018
A sad poem nicely executed.
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