Author Archives: Author Annette J Dunlea Irish Writer

About Author Annette J Dunlea Irish Writer

Irish Novelist And Journalist Author of Always and Forever and The Honey Trap Author website: http://www.freewebs.com/ajdunlea/

Blessings by Katharine Tynan

Blessings God bless the little orchard brown Where the sap stirs these quickening days. Soon in a white and rosy gown The trees will give great praise. God knows I have it in my mind, The white house with the … Continue reading

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Any Woman by Katharine Tynan

I am the pillars of the house; The keystone of the arch am I. Take me away, and roof and wall Would fall to ruin me utterly. I am the fire upon the hearth, I am the light of the … Continue reading

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The Frost King – Song II by Louisa May Alcott

The Frost-King – Song II Brighter shone the golden shadows; On the cool wind softly came The low, sweet tones of happy flowers, Singing little Violet’s name. ‘Mong the green trees was it whispered, And the bright waves bore it … Continue reading

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The Frost-King – Song 1 by Louisa May Alcott

The Frost-King – Song 1 We are sending you, dear flowers Forth alone to die, Where your gentle sisters may not weep O’er the cold graves where you lie; But you go to bring them fadeless life In the bright … Continue reading

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Purple By Jenny Joseph

Purple When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we’ve no … Continue reading

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George Edmunds’ Song By Charles Dickens

Autumn leaves, autumn leaves, lie strewn around he here; Autumn leaves, autumn leaves, how sad, how cold, how drear! How like the hopes of childhood’s day, Thick clust’ring on the bough! How like those hopes in their decay- How faded … Continue reading

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Ghost House by Robert Frost

I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago, And left no trace but the cellar walls, And a cellar in which the daylight falls And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow. O’er ruined fences the … Continue reading

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A Silly Poem By Spike Milligan

A Silly Poem Said Hamlet to Ophelia, I’ll draw a sketch of thee, What kind of pencil shall I use? 2B or not 2B?  

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Daffodils By William Wordsworth

Daffodils I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. … Continue reading

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Give A Child The Gift Of Reading

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. -Dr. Seuss  Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. -Richard Steele A book is a gift … Continue reading

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Learn Girls Learn.. Empower Thyself

Learn Girls Learn.. Empower Thyself

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Becoming

Only You Can Follow Your Own Path…Develop, Open, Grow ……Stay True To Your True Self

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Keep Your Inner Child

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RTE wants to know your favourite poem

Title: What is your most-loved Irish poem? Author: RTE, The Works Full Text & Source: http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2014/0926/648163-what-is-your-favourite-irish-poem/ The Internet, Online, 20/10/2014 In this time of centenaries, RTÉ looks back at the Irish poems and poets of the past century. The campaign … Continue reading

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The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping … Continue reading

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If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

If You Forget Me I want you to know one thing. You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire … Continue reading

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Old Irish Joke 2 by Bob Quigley

Old Irish Joke 2 Clancy’s pub had cut me off, said no more pints for me I knew he was mistaken, I was sober as could be So I climbed off of the bar stool and headed for the door … Continue reading

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A Lament By Percy Bysshe Shelley

A Lament O World! O Life! O Time! On whose last steps I climb, Trembling at that where I had stood before; When will return the glory of your prime? No more -Oh, never more! Out of the day and … Continue reading

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Grand-pere By Robert Service

Grand-pere And so when he reached my bed The General made stand: “My brave young fellow,” he said “I would shake your hand.” So I lifted my arm, the right, With never a hand at all; Only a stump, a … Continue reading

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Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

Alone From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could … Continue reading

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