William Allingham

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

Song - Poem by William Allingham

O Spirit of the Summertime !
Bring back the roses to the dells ;
The swallow from her distant clime,
The honey-bee from drowsy cells.

Bring back the friendship of the sun ;
The gilded evenings, calm and late,
When merry children homeward run,
And peeping stars bid lovers wait.

Bring back the singing; and the scent
Of meadowlands at dewy prime;—
Oh, bring again my heart's content,
Thou Spirit of the Summertime !


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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/11/2015 7:19:00 AM)


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 16, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 7, 2012


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