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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 Bird From The West

At the grey dawn, amongst the falling leaves,
A little bird outside my window swung,
High on a topmost branch he trilled his song,
And ' Ireland! Ireland! Ireland!' ever sung.

“Take me,' I cried, 'back to my island home;
Sweet bird, my soul shall ride between thy wings ';
For my lone spirit wide his pinions spread, '
And home and home and home he ever sings.

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