William Allingham

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

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Poem by William Allingham

A man who keeps a diary, pays
Due toll to many tedious days;
But life becomes eventful--then
His busy hand forgets the pen.
Most books, indeed, are records less
Of fulness than of emptiness.


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  • Diana Fermon (10/11/2018 2:11:00 PM)

    Some of my favorite childhood poems.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (10/1/2016 2:54:00 AM)

    Very true.
    Most books are records less
    Of fulness than of emptiness
    Thanks for sharing it here.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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