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The Ruined Chapel The Ruined Chapel

The Ruined Chapel
By the shore, a plot of ground Clips a ruin'd chapel round, Buttress'd with a grassy mound; Where Day and Night and Day go by, And bring no touch of human sound. Washing of the lonely seas, Shaking of the guardian trees, Piping of the salted breeze; Day and Night and Day go by To the endless tune of these. Or when, as winds and waters keep A... Poems - Post by : minicourses - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 2493

The Abbot Of Innisfallen The Abbot Of Innisfallen

The Abbot Of Innisfallen
The Abbot of Innisfallen awoke ere dawn of day; Under the dewy green leaves went he forth to pray. The lake around his island lay smooth and dark and deep, And wrapt in a misty stillness the mountains were all asleep. Low kneel'd the Abbot Cormac when the dawn was dim and gray; The prayers of his holy office... Poems - Post by : Kiwi-G - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 1520

The Lover And Birds The Lover And Birds

The Lover And Birds
Within a budding grove, In April's ear sang every bird his best, But not a song to pleasure my unrest, Or touch the tears unwept of bitter love; Some spake, methought, with pity, some as if in jest. To every word Of every bird I listen'd, and replied... Poems - Post by : Marklouw - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 2273

Twilight Voices Twilight Voices

Twilight Voices
Now, at the hour when ignorant mortals Drowse in the shade of their whirling sphere, Heaven and Hell from invisible portals Breathing comfort and ghastly fear, Voices I hear; I hear strange voices, flitting, calling, Wavering by on the dusky blast,-- 'Come, let us go, for the night is falling; Come, let us go, for the day is past!' Troops of joys are they, now departed?... Poems - Post by : itTiger - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 2583

The Maids Of Elfin-mere The Maids Of Elfin-mere

The Maids Of Elfin-mere
When the spinning-room was here Came Three Damsels, clothed in white, With their spindles every night; One and Two and three fair Maidens, Spinning to a pulsing cadence, Singing songs of Elfin-Mere; Till the eleventh hour was toll'd, Then departed through the wold. Years ago, and years ago; And the tall reeds sigh as the wind doth blow. Three white Lilies, calm and clear,... Poems - Post by : 5star - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 2188

Aeolian Harp Aeolian Harp

Aeolian Harp
What is it that is gone, we fancied ours? Oh what is lost that never may be told?-- We stray all afternoon, and we may grieve Until the perfect closing of the night. Listen to us, thou gray Autumnal Eve, Whose part is silence. At thy verge the clouds Are broken into melancholy gold; The waifs of Autumn and the feeble flow'rs Glimmer along our woodlands in wet light; Within thy shadow thou dost... Poems - Post by : Jim_Hayes - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 1593

Four Ducks On A Pond Four Ducks On A Pond

Four Ducks On A Pond
Four ducks on a pond, A grass-bank beyond, A blue sky of spring, White clouds on the wing; What a little thing To remember for years-- To remember with tears!(The end)William Allingham's poem: Four Ducks On A Pond... Poems - Post by : LaneLester - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 1421

Kate O' Belashanny Kate O' Belashanny

Kate O' Belashanny
Seek up and down, both fair and brown, We've purty lasses many, O; But brown or fair, one girl most rare, The Flow'r o' Belashanny, O. As straight is she as poplar-tree (Tho' not as aisy shaken, O,) And walks so proud among the crowd, For queen she might be taken, O. From top to toe 'er you go, The loveliest girl of any, O,--... Poems - Post by : lamar - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 3093

The Nobleman's Wedding The Nobleman's Wedding

The Nobleman's Wedding
I once was a guest at a Nobleman's wedding; Fair was the Bride, but she scarce had been kind, And now in our mirth, she had tears nigh the shedding Her former true lover still runs in her mind. Attired like a minstrel, her former true lover Takes up his harp, and runs over the strings; And there among strangers, his grief to discover, A fair maiden's falsehood he bitterly sings. 'Now here is the token of... Poems - Post by : wildrose - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 1271

The Girl's Lamentation The Girl's Lamentation

The Girl's Lamentation
With grief and mourning I sit to spin; My Love passed by, and he didn't come in; He passes by me, both day and night, And carries off my poor heart's delight. There is a tavern in yonder town, My Love goes there and he spends a crown; He takes a strange girl upon his knee, And never more gives a thought to me. Says he, 'We'll wed without loss of time, And sure... Poems - Post by : bettyt456 - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 2217

The Fairies The Fairies

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... Poems - Post by : lifecoach - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 3385

A Dream A Dream

A Dream
I heard the dogs howl in the moonlight night; I went to the window to see the sight; All the Dead that ever I knew Going one by one and two by two. On they pass'd, and on they pass'd; Townsfellows all, from first to last; Born in the moonlight of the lane, Quench'd in the heavy shadow again. Schoolmates, marching as when we play'd At soldiers once--but now more staid;... Poems - Post by : westrader - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 1325

Abbey Asaroe Abbey Asaroe

Abbey Asaroe
Gray, gray is Abbey Asaroe, by Belashanny town, It has neither door nor window, the walls are broken down; The carven-stones lie scatter'd in briar and nettle-bed; The only feet are those that come at burial of the dead. A little rocky rivulet runs murmuring to the tide, Singing a song of ancient days, in sorrow,... Poems - Post by : MickiGuids - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 3274

The Winding Banks Of Erne The Winding Banks Of Erne

The Winding Banks Of Erne
Adieu to Belashanny! where I was bred and born; Go where I may, I'll think of you, as sure as night and morn. The kindly spot, the friendly town, where every one is known, And not a face in all the place but partly seems my own; There's not a house or window, there's not a field or hill, But, east... Poems - Post by : carolinatraders - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 1547

Let Me Sing Of What I Know Let Me Sing Of What I Know

Let Me Sing Of What I Know
A wild west Coast, a little Town, Where little Folk go up and down, Tides flow and winds blow: Night and Tempest and the Sea, Human Will and Human Fate: What is little, what is great? Howsoe'er the answer be, Let me sing of what I know.(The end)William Allingham's poem: Let Me Sing Of What I Know... Poems - Post by : wordsworth - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 3330

The Lepracaun Or Fairy Shoemaker The Lepracaun Or Fairy Shoemaker

The Lepracaun Or Fairy Shoemaker
I. Little Cowboy, what have you heard, Up on the lonely rath's green mound? Only the plaintive yellow bird Sighing in sultry fields around, Chary, chary, chary, chee-ee!-- Only the grasshopper and the bee?-- "Tip-tap, rip-rap, Tick-a-tack-too! Scarlet leather, sewn together, This will make a shoe. Left, right, pull it tight; Summer days are warm; Underground in winter,... Poems - Post by : mnixon - Date : October 2011 - Author : William Allingham - Read : 1459