William Allingham

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

Wayside Flowers - Poem by William Allingham

Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveller's dower;
A thousand passers-by
Its beauties may espy,
May win a touch of blessing
From Nature's mild caressing.
The sad of heart perceives
A violet under leaves
Like sonic fresh-budding hope;
The primrose on the slope
A spot of sunshine dwells,
And cheerful message tells
Of kind renewing power;
The nodding bluebell's dye
Is drawn from happy sky.
Then spare the wayside flower!
It is the traveller's dower.


Comments about Wayside Flowers by William Allingham

  • (10/1/2016 2:50:00 AM)


    Simply superb imagination can conceive such a meaningful poem. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rajnish Manga (10/1/2016 1:00:00 AM)

    Wayside Flowers
    Pluck not the wayside flower,
    It is the traveller's dower; ..... / Great poem with a profound message that the bounties given to us by nature should be enjoyed and are not to be spoiled. Lovely poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • Margaret O Driscoll (7/10/2016 3:10:00 PM)


    Wonderful work, the simple joy of seeing a wilflower! (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: flower, sunshine, sad, nature, power, happy, hope, sky, heart



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
[Report Error]