John O'Brien Poems
|1.||Around The Boree Log||1/1/2004|
|2.||The Presbyt'Ry Dog||1/1/2004|
|4.||The Altar Boy||1/1/2004|
|5.||Six Brown Boxer Hats||1/1/2004|
|8.||Could I Hear The Kookaburras Once Again||1/1/2004|
|11.||The Old Bush School||1/1/2004|
|12.||The Little Irish Mother||1/1/2004|
The Little Irish Mother
THE LITTLE IRISH MOTHER
Have you seen the tidy cottage in the straggling, dusty street,
Where the roses swing their censers by the door?
Have you heard the happy prattle and the tramp of tiny feet
As the sturdy youngsters romp around the floor?
Did you wonder why the wiree* comes to sing his sweetest song ?
Did the subtle charm of home upon you fall?
Did you puzzle why it haunted you the while you passed along?--
There's a Little Irish Mother there; that's all.
When you watched the children toiling at their lessons in the school,
Did you pick a ...