Francis Ledwidge

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

Francis Ledwidge Poems

1. Fairies 4/16/2010
2. Behind the Closed Eye 1/3/2003
3. Soliloquy 1/3/2003
4. My Mother 1/3/2003
5. Lament for the Poets: 1916 1/3/2003
6. A Little Boy in the Morning 1/3/2003
7. A Rainy Day in April 1/3/2003
8. A Soldier's Grave 4/16/2010
9. The Shadow People 1/3/2003
10. Lament for Thomas McDonagh 1/3/2003
11. To One Dead 1/3/2003
12. Spring and Autumn 1/3/2003
13. The Lost Ones 1/3/2003
14. A Fairy Hunt 4/16/2010
15. The Wife of Llew 1/3/2003
16. A Mother's Song 4/16/2010
17. Pan 4/16/2010
18. In France 4/16/2010
19. Ireland 4/16/2010
20. At A Poet's Grave 4/16/2010

Behind the Closed Eye

I walk the old frequented ways
That wind around the tangled braes,
I live again the sunny days
Ere I the city knew.

And scenes of old again are born,
The woodbine lassoing the thorn,
And drooping Ruth-like in the corn
The poppies weep the dew.

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