Francis Ledwidge

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

A Soldier's Grave Poem by Francis Ledwidge


Then in the lull of midnight, gentle arms
Lifted him slowly down the slopes of death
Lest he should hear again the mad alarms
Of battle, dying moans, and painful breath.

And where the earth was soft for flowers we made
A grave for him that he might better rest.
So, Spring shall come and leave it seet arrayed,
And there the lark shall turn her dewy nest

Submitted: Friday, April 16, 2010

Do you like this poem?
7 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Soldier's Grave by Francis Ledwidge )

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (5/27/2014 9:15:00 AM)

    ..............very nicely written....may all of the fallen soldiers rest in peace....a wonderful masterpiece... (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. 'Hope' is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
[Hata Bildir]