William Allingham
The Lepracaun Or Fairy Shoemaker by William Allingham

The Lepracaun Or Fairy Shoemaker by William Allingham

Little Cowboy, what have you heard,Up on the lonely rath's green mound? Only the plaintive yellow birdSighing in sultry fields around,Chary, chary, chary, chee-ee! -Only the ...

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A Gravestone by William Allingham

A Gravestone by William Allingham

Far from the churchyard dig his grave, On some green mound beside the wave; To westward, sea and sky alone, And sunsets. Put a mossy stone, With mortal name and date, a harp And ...

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Aeolian Harp by William Allingham

Aeolian Harp by William Allingham

O pale green sea, With long, pale, purple clouds above - What lies in me like weight of love ? What dies in me With utter grief, because there comes no sign Through the sun-raying ...

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Places And Men by William Allingham

Places And Men by William Allingham

In Sussex here, by shingle and by sand, Flat fields and farmsteads in their wind-blown trees, The shallow tide-wave courses to the land, And all along the down a fringe one sees ...

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A Dream by William Allingham

A Dream by William Allingham

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 ...

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A Memory by William Allingham

A Memory by William Allingham

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!

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A Seed by William Allingham

A Seed by William Allingham

See how a Seed, which Autumn flung down, And through the Winter neglected lay, Uncoils two little green leaves and two brown, With tiny root taking hold on the clay As, lifting ...

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Half-Waking by William Allingham

Half-Waking by William Allingham

I thought it was the little bed I slept in long ago; A straight white curtain at the head, And two smooth knobs below. I thought I saw the nursery fire, ...

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The Eviction by William Allingham

The Eviction by William Allingham

In early morning twilight, raw and chill, Damp vapours brooding on the barren hill, Through miles of mire in steady grave array Threescore well-arm'd police pursue their way; Each ...

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After Sunset by William Allingham

After Sunset by William Allingham

The vast and solemn company of clouds Around the Sun's death, lit, incarnadined, Cool into ashy wan; as Night enshrouds The level pasture, creeping up behind Through voiceless ...

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Four Ducks On A Pond by William Allingham

Four Ducks On A Pond by William Allingham

Four ducks on a pond,A grass-bank beyond,A blue sky of spring,White clouds on the wing;What a little thingTo remember for years-To remember with tears!

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In Snow by William Allingham

In Snow by William Allingham

O English mother, in the ruddy glow Hugging your baby closer when outside You see the silent, soft, and cruel snow Falling again, and think what ills betide Unshelter'd ...

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Autumnal Sonnet by William Allingham

Autumnal Sonnet by William Allingham

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods, And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt, And night by night the monitory blast Wails in the key-hold, telling how it pass'd ...

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A Singer by William Allingham

A Singer by William Allingham

That which he did not feel, he would not sing; What most he felt, religion it was to hide In a dumb darkling grotto, where the spring Of tremulous tears, arising unespied, Became ...

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The Boy by William Allingham

The Boy by William Allingham

The Boy from his bedroom-window Look'd over the little town, And away to the bleak black upland Under a clouded moon. The moon came forth from her cavern, He saw the sudden gleam ...

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These Little Songs by William Allingham

These Little Songs by William Allingham

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 ...

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Down On The Shore by William Allingham

Down On The Shore by William Allingham

Down on the shore, on the sunny shore! Where the salt smell cheers the land;Where the tide moves bright under boundless light, And the surge on the glittering strand; Where the ...

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Wayside Flowers by William Allingham

Wayside Flowers 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 ...

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An Evening by William Allingham

An Evening by William Allingham

A sunset's mounded cloud; A diamond evening-star; Sad blue hills afar; Love in his shroud. Scarcely a tear to shed; Hardly a word to say; The end of a summer day; Sweet Love dead. ...

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In A Spring Grove by William Allingham

In A Spring Grove by William Allingham

Here the white-ray'd anemone is born, Wood-sorrel, and the varnish'd buttercup; And primrose in its purfled green swathed up, Pallid and sweet round every budding thorn, Gray ash, ...

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A Day-Dream’s Reflection by William Allingham

A Day-Dream’s Reflection by William Allingham

Chequer'd with woven shadows as I lay Among the grass, blinking the watery gleam, I saw an Echo-Spirit in his bay Most idly floating in the noontide beam. Slow heaved his filmy ...

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Amy Margaret’s Five Year Old by William Allingham

Amy Margaret’s Five Year Old by William Allingham

Amy Margaret's five years old, Amy Margaret's hair is gold, Dearer twenty-thousand-fold Than gold, is Amy Margaret. "Amy" is friend, is "Margaret" The pearl for ...

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The Fairies by William Allingham

The Fairies by William Allingham

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 ...

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The Girl’s Lamentation by William Allingham

The Girl’s Lamentation by William Allingham

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 ...

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Abbey Assaroe by William Allingham

Abbey Assaroe by William Allingham

Gray, gray is Abbey Assaroe, 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 ...

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Late Autumn by William Allingham

Late Autumn by William Allingham

October - and the skies are cool and gray O'er stubbles emptied of their latest sheaf,Bare meadow, and the slowly falling leaf. The dignity of woods in rich decay Accords full ...

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Adieu To Belshanny by William Allingham

Adieu To Belshanny by William Allingham

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 ...

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Meadowsweet by William Allingham

Meadowsweet by William Allingham

Through grass, through amber'd cornfields, our slow Stream-- Fringed with its flags and reeds and rushes tall, And Meadowsweet, the chosen of them all By wandering children, ...

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Robin Redbreast by William Allingham

Robin Redbreast by William Allingham

Good-bye, good-bye to Summer! For Summer's nearly done; The garden smiling faintly, Cool breezes in the sun; Our Thrushes now are silent, Our Swallows ...

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The Touchstone by William Allingham

The Touchstone by William Allingham

A man there came, whence none could tell, Bearing a Touchstone in his hand; And tested all things in the land By its unerring spell. Quick birth of transmutation smote The fair to ...

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Writing by William Allingham

Writing 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 ...

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The Nobleman’s Wedding by William Allingham

The Nobleman’s Wedding by William Allingham

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 sheddingHer former true lover still runs ...

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Kate O’Belashanny by William Allingham

Kate O’Belashanny by William Allingham

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 ...

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The Abbot Of Innisfallen by William Allingham

The Abbot Of Innisfallen by William Allingham

The Abbot of Innisfallenawoke ere dawn of day;Under the dewy green leaveswent he forth to pray.The lake around his islandlay smooth and dark and deep,And wrapt in a misty ...

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On A Forenoon Of Spring by William Allingham

On A Forenoon Of Spring by William Allingham

I'm glad I am alive, to see and feel The full deliciousness of this bright day, That's like a heart with nothing to conceal; The young leaves scarcely trembling; the blue-grey ...

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The Winding Banks Of Erne by William Allingham

The Winding Banks Of Erne by William Allingham

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 ...

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The Little Dell by William Allingham

The Little Dell by William Allingham

Doleful was the land, Dull on, every side, Neither soft n'or grand, Barren, bleak, and wide; Nothing look'd with love; All was dingy brown; The very skies above Seem'd to sulk and ...

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The Witch-Bride by William Allingham

The Witch-Bride by William Allingham

A fair witch crept to a young man's side,And he kiss'd her and took her for his bride.But a Shape came in at the dead of night,And fill'd the room with snowy light.And he saw how ...

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Daffodil by William Allingham

Daffodil by William Allingham

Gold tassel upon March's bugle-horn,Whose blithe reveille blows from hill to hillAnd every valley rings--O Daffodil!What promise for the season newly born?Shall wave on wave of ...

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The Bubble by William Allingham

The Bubble by William Allingham

See the pretty planet!Floating sphere!Faintest breeze will fan itFar or near;World as light as feather;Moonshine rays,Rainbow tints together,As it plays.Drooping, sinking, ...

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St. Margaret’s Eve by William Allingham

St. Margaret’s Eve by William Allingham

Saint Margaret's Eve it did befall,The waves roll so gayly O,The tide came creeping up the wall,Love me true!I opened my gate; who there should stand--The waves roll so gayly ...

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The Ruined Chapel by William Allingham

The Ruined Chapel by William Allingham

By the shore, a plot of groundClips a ruined chapel round,Buttressed with a grassy mound;Where Day and Night and Day go byAnd bring no touch of human sound.Washing of the lonely ...

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The Maids Of Elfin-Mere by William Allingham

The Maids Of Elfin-Mere by William Allingham

When the spinning-room was hereCame Three Damsels, clothed in white,With their spindles every night;One and Two and three fair Maidens,Spinning to a pulsing cadence,Singing songs ...

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The Elf Singing by William Allingham

The Elf Singing by William Allingham

An Elf sat on a twig,He was not very big,He sang a little song,He did not think it wrong;But he was on a Wizard's ground,Who hated all sweet sound.Elf, Elf,Take care of ...

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The Lover And Birds by William Allingham

The Lover And Birds by William Allingham

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 ...

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Lovely Mary Donnelly by William Allingham

Lovely Mary Donnelly by William Allingham

Oh, lovely Mary Donnelly, my joy, my only bestIf fifty girls were round you, I’d hardly see the rest;Be what it may the time o’ day, the place be where it willSweet looks o’ Mary ...

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Let Me Sing Of What I Know by William Allingham

Let Me Sing Of What I Know by William Allingham

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 ...

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Song by William Allingham

Song by William Allingham

O Spirit of the Summertime ! 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 ...

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

Song. O Spirit Of The Summer-Time! 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 ...

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The Winter Pear by William Allingham

The Winter Pear by William Allingham

Is always Age severe?Is never Youth austere?Spring-fruits are sour to eat;Autumn's the mellow time.Nay, very late in the year,Short day and frosty rime,Thought, like a winter ...

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