The Complete Poems of Francis Ledwidge

Francis Ledwidge (1887 - 1917)

Francis Ledwidge, Irish poet, served in an Irish battalion ("The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers") of the British Army during World War I. His first volume of poems was published while he served, in 1915; two more were published posthumously, and were followed by this collection of complete works in 1919. He and five comrades had been killed by an exploding shell during the third battle of Ypres (July 1917). His poems reflect his love for his native rural countryside, tinged with loss arising from the war. From his frequent use of a blackbird motif, he was known as the "Poet of the Blackbird." Of him, the poet John Drinkwater wrote: "His poetry exults me, while not so his death.... to those who know what poetry is, the untimely death of a man like Ledwidge is nothing but calamity." - Summary by Nemo

Genre(s): Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction to Songs of the Fields Nemo
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Play 02 Introduction to Songs of Peace Nemo
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Play 03 Introduction to Last Songs Nemo
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Play 04 Songs of the Fields: To My Best Friend Nemo
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Play 05 Behind the Closed Eye Nemo
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Play 06 Bound to the Mast Nemo
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Play 07 To A Linnet in a Cage Nemo
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Play 08 A Twilight in Middle March Nemo
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Play 09 Spring Nemo
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Play 10 Desire in Spring Nemo
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Play 11 A Rainy Day in April Nemo
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Play 12 A Song of April Nemo
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Play 13 The Broken Tryst Nemo
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Play 14 Thoughts at the Trysting Stile Nemo
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Play 15 Evening in May Nemo
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Play 16 An Attempt at a City Sunset Nemo
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Play 17 Waiting Nemo
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Play 18 The Singer's Muse Nemo
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Play 19 Inamorata Nemo
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Play 20 The Wife of Llew Nemo
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Play 21 The Hills Nemo
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Play 22 June Nemo
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Play 23 In Manchester Nemo
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Play 24 Music on Water Nemo
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Play 25 To M. McG Nemo
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Play 26 In the Dusk Nemo
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Play 27 The Death of Ailill Nemo
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Play 28 August Nemo
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Play 29 The Visitation of Peace Nemo
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Play 30 Before the Tears Nemo
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Play 31 God's Remembrance Nemo
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Play 32 An Old Pain Nemo
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Play 33 The Lost Ones Nemo
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Play 34 All-Hallows Eve Nemo
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Play 35 A Memory Nemo
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Play 36 A Song Nemo
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Play 37 A Fear Nemo
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Play 38 The Coming Poet Nemo
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Play 39 The Vision on the Brink Nemo
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Play 40 To Lord Dunsany Nemo
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Play 41 On an Oaten Straw Nemo
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Play 42 Evening in February Nemo
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Play 43 The Sister Nemo
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Play 44 Before the War of Cooley Nemo
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Play 45 Low-Moon Land Nemo
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Play 46 The Sorrow of Findebar Nemo
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Play 47 On Dream Water Nemo
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Play 48 The Death of Sualtem Nemo
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Play 49 The Maid in Low-Moon Land Nemo
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Play 50 The Death of Leag, Cuchulain's Charioteer Nemo
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Play 51 The Passing of Caoilte Nemo
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Play 52 Growing Old Nemo
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Play 53 After My Last Song Nemo
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Play 54 Songs of Peace: A Dream of Artemis Nemo
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Play 55 A Little Boy in the Morning Nemo
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Play 56 To A Distant One Nemo
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Play 57 The Place Nemo
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Play 58 May Nemo
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Play 59 To Eilish of the Fair Hair Nemo
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Play 60 Crewbrawn Nemo
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Play 61 Evening in England Nemo
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Play 62 Crocknaharna Nemo
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Play 63 In the Mediterranean- Going to the War Nemo
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Play 64 The Gardener Nemo
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Play 65 Autumn Evening in Serbia Nemo
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Play 66 Nocturne Nemo
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Play 67 Spring and Autumn Nemo
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Play 68 The Departure of Proserpine Larry Wilson
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Play 69 The Home-Coming of the Sheep Larry Wilson
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Play 70 When Love and Beauty Wander Away Larry Wilson
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Play 71 My Mother Larry Wilson
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Play 72 Song Larry Wilson
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Play 73 To One Dead Larry Wilson
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Play 74 The Resurrection Larry Wilson
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Play 75 The Shadow People Larry Wilson
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Play 76 An Old Desire Larry Wilson
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Play 77 Thomas McDonagh Larry Wilson
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Play 78 The Wedding Morning Larry Wilson
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Play 79 The Blackbirds Larry Wilson
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Play 80 The Lure Larry Wilson
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Play 81 Thro' Bogac Ban Larry Wilson
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Play 82 Fate Larry Wilson
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Play 83 Evening Clouds Larry Wilson
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Play 84 Song Larry Wilson
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Play 85 The Herons Larry Wilson
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Play 86 In the Shadows Larry Wilson
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Play 87 The Ships of Arcady Larry Wilson
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Play 88 After Larry Wilson
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Play 89 To One Weeping Larry Wilson
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Play 90 A Dream Dance Larry Wilson
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Play 91 By Faughan Larry Wilson
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Play 92 In September Larry Wilson
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Play 93 Last Songs: To An Old Quill of Lord Dunsany's Larry Wilson
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Play 94 To A Sparrow Larry Wilson
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Play 95 Old Clo' Larry Wilson
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Play 96 Youth Larry Wilson
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Play 97 The Little Children Larry Wilson
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Play 98 Autumn Larry Wilson
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Play 99 Ireland Larry Wilson
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Play 100 Lady Fair Larry Wilson
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Play 101 At a Poet's Grave Larry Wilson
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Play 102 After Court Martial Larry Wilson
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Play 103 A Mother's Song Larry Wilson
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Play 104 At Currabwee Larry Wilson
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Play 105 Song-time is Over Larry Wilson
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Play 106 Una Bawn Larry Wilson
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Play 107 Spring Love Larry Wilson
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Play 108 Soliloquy Larry Wilson
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Play 109 Dawn Larry Wilson
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Play 110 Ceol Sidhe Larry Wilson
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Play 111 The Rushes Larry Wilson
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Play 112 The Dead Kings Larry Wilson
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Play 113 In France Larry Wilson
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Play 114 Had I A Golden Pound Larry Wilson
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Play 115 Fairies Larry Wilson
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Play 116 In a Cafe Larry Wilson
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Play 117 Spring Larry Wilson
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Play 118 Pan Larry Wilson
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Play 119 With Flowers Larry Wilson
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Play 120 The Find Larry Wilson
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Play 121 A Fairy Hunt Larry Wilson
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Play 122 To One Who Comes Now and Then Larry Wilson
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Play 123 The Sylph Larry Wilson
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Play 124 Home Larry Wilson
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Play 125 The Lanawn Shee Larry Wilson
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