Dora Sigerson Shorter
Dora Sigerson (1866–1918) was an Irish poet, who after her marriage in 1895 wrote under the name Dora Sigerson Shorter. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of George Sigerson, a surgeon and writer, and Hester (née Varian) also a writer. She was a major figure of the Irish Literary revival, publishing many collections of poetry from 1893. Her friends included Katharine Tynan, a noted ... more »
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Dora Sigerson Shorter Poems
I saw Winter 'neath a spindle tree, She plucked berries bright to crown her head. She was singing little robin's song
The Human Touch
She made roses all the day for pretty ladies' wear, All through the patient hours, half into the night.
A Ballad Of Marjorie
'What ails you that you look so pale, O fisher of the sea?' ''Tis for a mournful tale I own, Fair maiden Marjorie.'
A Ballad Of The Wailing Ghost
As I between the dusk and dark Walked down by Hampton Towers, I strayed upon the haunted path In the forbidden hours.
The Watcher in the Wood
Deep in the wood's recesses cool I see the fairy dancers glide, In cloth of gold, in gown of green, My lord and lady side by side.
The Little Brother
O brother, brother, come down to the crags by the bay, Come down to the caves where I play; For oh! I saw on the rocks, asleep,
The Sinking Ship
The ship is sinking, come ye one and all. Stand fast and so this weakness overhaul, Come ye strong hands and cheery voices call,
The Flight Of The Wild Geese
Wrapt in the darkness of the night, Gathering in silence on the shore, Wild geese flown from hiding on the hills
Rain After Drought
All night the small feet of the rain Within the garden ran, And gentle fingers tapped the pane Until the dawn began.
The Little White Rabbit
‘May I go to the field,’ said the little white rabbit, ‘Where the corn grows sweet and high?’
The Fairy Thorn-Tree
'This is an evil night to go, my sister, To the thorn-tree across the fairy rath, Will you not wait till Hallow Eve is over?
The Golden Apple
She saw on the far bank a golden apple, A glowing apple, poor little Eve, Between ran the river so darkly dapple,
The Guardian Angels
A Ballad Father John in the green lane went And he drew his robe full tight,
The Three Trees
The oak is a brave tree that groweth in the wood— The oak, and the pine, and the aspen tree—
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I saw Winter 'neath a spindle tree,
She plucked berries bright to crown her head.
She was singing little robin's song
While wild beech-leaves round and round her spread.
I ran home into my little house,
Pulled to the shutters, barred up the door;
I knelt down to blow the fire to flame,
Great dark shadows danced upon the floor.
Long-legged shadows came from corners drear,
Leaped up white walls, fell, and climbed again.
I hear North Wind pushing at the gate,
I won't open, not for wind or rain.
Oh, run home, wee ones, lest the whirling leaves
Take ye far ...