William Allingham

Here you will find the Poem Song of poet William Allingham


O Spirit of the Summertime ! 
Bring back the roses to the dells ; 
The swallow from her distant clime, 
The honey-bee from drowsy cells. 

Bring back the friendship of the sun ; 
The gilded evenings, calm and late, 
When merry children homeward run, 
And peeping stars bid lovers wait. 

Bring back the singing; and the scent 
Of meadowlands at dewy prime;? 
Oh, bring again my heart's content, 
Thou Spirit of the Summertime !