Ireland, Ireland

Ireland, Ireland

Down thy valleys, Ireland, Ireland, 
Down thy valleys green and sad, 
Still thy spirit wanders wailing, 
Wanders wailing, wanders mad.

Long ago that anguish took thee, 
Ireland, Ireland, green and fair,
Spoilers strong in darkness took thee,
Broke thy heart and left thee there. 

Down thy valleys, Ireland, Ireland,
Still thy spirit wanders mad;
All too late they love that wronged thee,
Ireland, Ireland, green and sad.

— Sir Henry Newbolt from Collected Poems 1897 – 1907

This poem is offered as part of our April theme: Golf & Greens

T.S. Poetry

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  1. Beautiful words. I have stood on that very spot and have that picture in my collection. As I travelled the Emerald Isle I was often taken aback by the sense of loss, sadness almost loneliness that pervades the atmosphere. I thought it was the feel of autumn.

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