Treasure Island

Joseph Skipsey

(March 17, 1832 - September 3,1903 / Percy, Northumberland)

Poems of Joseph Skipsey

1. Get Up! 1/3/2003
2. Mother Wept 1/1/2004
3. The Butterfly 1/1/2004
4. The Darling 1/3/2003
5. The Dewdrop 1/1/2004
6. The Hartley Calamity 1/3/2003

Get Up!

Get up!" the caller calls, "Get up!"
And in the dead of night,
To win the bairns their bite and sup,
I rise a weary wight.

My flannel dudden donn'd, thrice o'er
My birds are kiss'd, and then
I with a whistle shut the door,
I may not ope again.

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