Learn More

Louise Imogen Guiney

(1861 - 1920 / United States)

Irish Peasant Song


I try to knead and spin, but my life is low the while.
Oh, I long to be alone, and walk abroad a mile;
Yet if I walk alone, and think of naught at all,
Why from me that's young should the wild tears fall?

The shower-sodden earth, the earth-colored streams,
They breathe on me awake, and moan to me in dreams,
And yonder ivy fondling the broke castle-wall,
It pulls upon my heart till the wild tears fall.

The cabin-door looks down a furze-lighted hill,
And far as Leighlin Cross the fields are green and still;
But once I hear the blackbird in Leighlin hedges call,
The foolishness is on me, and the wild tears fall!

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2003

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: alone, green, song, heart, life, dream

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 (Irish Peasant Song by Louise Imogen Guiney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. lover boy, michael crowley
  2. Pinkish lips, Nassy Fesharaki
  3. The heiress to my poetry...., PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  4. Black Autism in America (B.A. in America), Lisa Rhodes
  5. Pond Frond, Saiom Shriver
  6. Gouden Carolus, my whiskey flat, Havilah
  7. To pave the way, Alexandra Motschmann
  8. Still to be Neat, Ben Jonson
  9. You Need To Read This, michael crowley
  10. detail in abstract, Cee Bea

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Conscience is instinct bred in the house,
Feeling and Thinking propagate the sin
By an unnatural breeding in and in.
I say, Turn it out doors,
Into the moors.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]