William Allingham

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

William Allingham Poems

41. The Boy 12/31/2002
42. An Evening 12/31/2002
43. A Day-Dream's Reflection 12/31/2002
44. Places And Men 12/31/2002
45. A Dream 12/31/2002
46. A Memory 12/31/2002
47. Aeolian Harp 12/31/2002
48. A Gravestone 12/31/2002
49. The Lepracaun Or Fairy Shoemaker 12/31/2002
50. A Seed 12/31/2002
51. The Fairies 12/31/2002
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The Fairies

Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren't go a-hunting
For fear of little men;
Wee folk, good folk,
Trooping all together;
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owl's feather!

Down along the rocky shore
Some make their home,
They live on crispy pancakes
Of yellow tide-foam;
Some in the reeds
Of the black mountain lake,
With frogs for their watch-dogs,
All night awake.

High on the hill-top
The old King sits;
He is now so old and gray
He's nigh lost his wits.
With a bridge of white ...

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These Little Songs

These little Songs,
Found here and there,
Floating in air
By forest and lea,
Or hill-side heather,
In houses and throngs,
Or down by the sea -
Have come together,
How, I can't tell:

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