Dora Sigerson Shorter

(1866-1918 / Ireland)

Poems of Dora Sigerson Shorter

1. A Ballad Of Marjorie 9/29/2010
2. A Ballad Of The Wailing Ghost 9/29/2010
3. A Bird From The West 9/29/2010
4. A Careless Heart 9/29/2010
5. A Catholic To His Ulster Brother 9/29/2010
6. A Changeling 9/29/2010
7. A Child’s Song 9/29/2010
8. A Cry In The World 9/29/2010
9. A Fairy Prince 9/29/2010
10. A Fantasy 9/29/2010
11. A Friend In Need 9/29/2010
12. A Little Dog 9/29/2010
13. A Lost Flower 9/29/2010
14. A Meadow Tragedy 9/29/2010
15. A Misunderstanding 9/29/2010
16. A Moth 9/29/2010
17. A New Year 9/29/2010
18. A Recompense 9/29/2010
19. A Rose Will Fade 9/29/2010
20. A Singing Bird In The City 9/29/2010

A Child’s Song

The starlings they have come to town,
With polka dots on their robes of brown;
They sit a crowd on the old plane tree,
And sing this quaint old melody
Creak, creak, pipe, pipe, squeak, squeak, sweet!
They come with winter snow and sleet—
Creak, creak, pipe, pipe, squeak, squeak, sweet!
Oh, starling, starling, tell me true
Of pleasant lands that have sheltered you

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