Dora Sigerson Shorter

(1866-1918 / Ireland)

Dora Sigerson Shorter Poems

1. A Fantasy 9/29/2010
2. A Ballad Of Marjorie 9/29/2010
3. The Watcher in the Wood 9/29/2010
4. A Ballad Of The Wailing Ghost 9/29/2010
5. The Little Brother 9/29/2010
6. The Sinking Ship 9/29/2010
7. A Child’s Song 9/29/2010
8. The Dead Wife 9/29/2010
9. The Banshee 9/29/2010
10. My Lady’s Slipper 9/29/2010
11. The Golden Apple 9/29/2010
12. The Three Trees 9/29/2010
13. The Wild Geese 9/29/2010
14. The Fairy Thorn-Tree 9/29/2010
15. The Defenders 9/29/2010
16. The Guardian Angels 9/29/2010
17. The Human Touch 9/29/2010
18. The Scallop Shell 9/29/2010
19. A Lost Flower 9/29/2010
20. The Comforters 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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