Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THOMAS MACDONAGH, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE



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THOMAS MACDONAGH, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: He shall not hear the bittern cry
Last Line: Lifting her horn in pleasant meads.
Subject(s): Mcdonagh, Thomas (1878-1916)


HE shall not hear the bittern cry
In the wild sky, where he is lain,
Nor voices of the sweeter birds
Above the wailing of the rain.

Nor shall he know when loud March blows
Thro' slanting snows her fanfare shrill,
Blowing to flame the golden cup
Of many an upset daffodil.

But when the Dark Cow leaves the moor,
And pastures poor with greedy weeds,
Perhaps he'll hear her low at morn
Lifting her horn in pleasant meads.





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