Francis Ledwidge

(19 August 1887 – 31 July 1917 / Janeville, Slane)

Francis Ledwidge Poems

1. Thoughts At The Trysting Stile 5/11/2012
2. Aarstiderne 8/2/2012
3. The Call To Ireland 5/11/2012
4. The Sylph 4/16/2010
5. With Flowers 4/16/2010
6. Youth 4/16/2010
7. To One Who Comes Now And Then 4/16/2010
8. Una Bawn 4/16/2010
9. The Lanawn Shee 4/16/2010
10. The Rushes 4/16/2010
11. To A Sparrow 4/16/2010
12. The Little Children 4/16/2010
13. The Find 4/16/2010
14. To An Old Quill Of Lord Dunsany's 4/16/2010
15. Spring Love 4/16/2010
16. Two Songs 4/16/2010
17. The Dead Kings 4/16/2010
18. June 3/27/2012
19. At Currabwee 4/16/2010
20. Ceol Sidhe 4/16/2010
21. In A Cafe 4/16/2010
22. Old Clo 4/16/2010
23. Ardan Mór 4/16/2010
24. Dawn 4/16/2010
25. Had I A Golden Pound (After The Irish) 4/16/2010
26. Autumn 4/16/2010
27. After Court Martial 4/16/2010
28. At A Poet's Grave 4/16/2010
29. Spring 4/16/2010
30. Ireland 4/16/2010
31. Lady Fair 4/16/2010
32. A Fairy Hunt 4/16/2010
33. The Wife Of Llew 1/3/2003
34. The Shadow People 1/3/2003
35. Spring And Autumn 1/3/2003
36. Pan 4/16/2010
37. In France 4/16/2010
38. The Lost Ones 1/3/2003
39. A Mother's Song 4/16/2010
40. Lament For Thomas Mcdonagh 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Francis Ledwidge

Fairies

Maiden-poet, come with me
To the heaped up cairn of Maeve,
And there we'll dance a fairy dance
Upon a fairy's grave.

In and out among the trees,
Filling all the night with sound,
The morning, strung upon her star,
Shall chase us round and round.


What are we but fairies too,
Living but in dreams alone,
Or, at the most, but children still,
Innocent and overgrown ?

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The Wife Of Llew

And Gwydion said to Math, when it was Spring:
"Come now and let us make a wife for Llew."
And so they broke broad boughs yet moist with dew,
And in a shadow made a magic ring:
They took the violet and the meadow-sweet
To form her pretty face, and for her feet
They built a mound of daisies on a wing,
And for her voice they made a linnet sing
In the wide poppy blowing for her mouth.

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