by Joseph Campbell (1881 - 1944)

The blue hills of Antrim
Language: English 
The blue hills of Antrim I see in my dreams,
The high hills of Antrim, the glens and the streams;
In sunlight and shadow, in weal and in woe,
The sweet vision haunts me wherever I go.

Sleeve Trostan's in shadow, and Glenan in tears
Looks sorrowing up at her Love thro' the years:
That sad look at Trostan I cannot forget;
My heart pines in darkness, my lashes are wet.

Red dawn is at breaking, and Sleeve-meesh is glad
In smiles to the green fields and fallows of Braud;
Craigbilly is waking from night's dewy sleep,
And Kella's young streams with my new pulses leap.

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Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

This text was added to the website: 2009-02-03
Line count: 12
Word count: 106