J M Synge

Here you will find the Poem On an Anniversary of poet J M Synge

On an Anniversary

[After reading the dates in a book of Lyrics.]

 With Fifteen-ninety or Sixteen-sixteen
 We end Cervantes, Marot, Nashe or Green:
 The Sixteen-thirteen till two score and nine,
 Is Crashaw's niche, that honey-lipped divine.
 And so when all my little work is done
 They'll say I came in Eighteen-seventy-one,
 And died in Dublin .... What year will they write
 For my poor passage to the stall of Night?