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Short poem

Francis Ledwidge (1891-1917)

Spring and Autumn

              1Green ripples singing down the corn,
              2With blossoms dumb the path I tread,
              3And in the music of the morn
              4One with wild roses on her head.

              5Now the green ripples turn to gold
              6And all the paths are loud with rain,
              7I with desire am growing old
              8And full of winter pain.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: The Complete Poems of Francis Ledwidge, intro. by Lord Dunsany (London: Herbert Jenkins, 1919): 185. British Library 011649.g.88
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2001
Recent editing: 2:2002/2/21

Rhyme: abab

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