Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Spring - Cathal O’Byrne

A slender blade of grass beside a. stone,
A gleam of sunshine ’tween the narrow roofs,
A solitary seed of grass wind sown
Beneath the trampling of impatient hoofs.
The happy children in the windy street
Play Ring O’ Roses, gambol, laugh and sing.
Across the blue a. flash of willgs—tweet! tweet!
And so ’tis Spring.

Cathal O’Byrne (1867 – 1957) Ireland
(also sometimes listed as Cathal O'Bryne)
Source: The Grey Feet of the Wind by Cathal O'Byrne, Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1917

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