William Allingham

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

Song. O Spirit Of The Summer-Time! - Poem by William Allingham

O spirit of the Summer-time!
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 weary children homeward run,
And peeping stars bid lovers wait.

Bring back the singing; and the scent
Of meadow-lands at dewy prime;
Oh, bring again my heart's content,
Thou Spirit of the Summer-time!


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 16, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 7, 2012


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