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Old Woman Of The Roads

Rating: 3.1
O, to have a little house!
To own the hearth and stool and all!
The heaped up sods against the fire,
The pile of turf against the wall!
To have a clock with weights and chains
And pendulum swinging up and down!
A dresser filled with shining delph,
Speckled and white and blue and brown!
I could be busy all the day
Clearing and sweeping hearth and floor,
And fixing on their shelf again
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What memories flowed over me, Reminds me of being young School our Teacher & school friends, over 60yr ago, So Beautiful can still recite,
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Kathleen Staddon 24 July 2019
Learned this as a child in killorglin about 70 years ago..Strangely, I always felt comfort when reciting it as I visualised being cosy out of the wind and rain.I can still recite most of it.Never recited it to my 4 Australian children so it’s about time I did.
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Ann Gilliver 09 July 2019
Just so real and fine, learnt this at about 8 years of age, long time ago, brought to life again by a very special friend.
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Edward ODonovan 08 June 2019
SO SO SO Beautiful I learned this by memory in a little school in Ireland in 1947- -How about that! ED
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Constance Grout 30 April 2019
Always loved this poem as a child, made me cry, felt so sorry for old woman
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connie Grout 30 April 2019
I cried reading this poem as a child, but always loved it,93 now and remember feeling so sorry for the old wome
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Such memories of my childhood days reciting this beautiful poem In Castletown School Co Cork under the wonderful guidance of Mrs Crowley I think I did it justice I still recite it for my grandchildren.
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Bernie lambe 18 April 2019
I have loved this poem since I was 10 years old. It epitomises my youth and schooling and is everything I loved about that time. And now it reminds me of wonderful and simple life and way of life., how I felt for the old woman, then, and now I would love to be her in her kittle house, so simple and so perfectly satisfying. I love it. X
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What memories from 1947, I loved this poem
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Noreen Kelly 18 March 2019
I remember learning this poem when I was a little girl and being ver moved by it. I am now 70 years old and still recite it for my grandchildren. It still touches something deep within me.
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