Francis Ledwidge

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

Dawn


Quiet miles of golden sky,
And in my heart a sudden flower.
I want to clap my hands and cry
For Beauty in her secret bower.

Quiet golden miles of dawn—
Smiling all the East along ;
And in my heart nigh fully blown,
A little rose-bud of a song.

Submitted: Friday, April 16, 2010

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