William Allingham

(19 March 1824 – 18 November 1889 / Donegal / Ireland)

William Allingham Poems

1. The Fairies 12/31/2002
2. A Seed 12/31/2002
3. A Gravestone 12/31/2002
4. A Memory 12/31/2002
5. A Day-Dream's Reflection 12/31/2002
6. The Boy 12/31/2002
7. A Dream 12/31/2002
8. The Lepracaun or Fairy Shoemaker 12/31/2002
9. Half-waking 12/31/2002
10. Down on the Shore 12/31/2002
11. The Eviction 12/31/2002
12. A Singer 12/31/2002
13. Adieu to Belshanny 12/31/2002
14. In Snow 12/31/2002
15. Autumnal Sonnet 12/31/2002
16. An Evening 12/31/2002
17. Late Autumn 12/31/2002
18. Aeolian Harp 12/31/2002
19. After Sunset 12/31/2002
20. Abbey Assaroe 12/31/2002

Half-waking

I thought it was the little bed
I slept in long ago;
A straight white curtain at the head,
And two smooth knobs below.
I thought I saw the nursery fire,
And in a chair well-known
My mother sat, and did not tire
With reading all alone.
If I should make the slightest sound

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