The Cherry Tree

Come from your bed my drowsy gentleman!
  And you, fair lady, rise and braid your hair,
And let the children wash, if wash they can;
  If not, assist you them, and make them fair
As is the morning and the morning sky,
  And every tree and bush and bird in air.

The sun climbed on the heights three hours ago,
  He laughed above the hills and they were glad;
With bubbled pearl he made the rivers flow
  And laced their mists in silver, and he clad
The meads in fragrant pomp of green and gold,
  And bade the world forget it had been sad.

So lift yourself, good sir! and you, sweet dame,
  Unlash your evening eyes of pious grey;
Call on the children by each loved name,
  And set them on the grass and let them play;
And play with them a while, and sing with them
  Beneath the cherry bush a roundelay.

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James Stephens

James Stephens was an Irish Republican and the founding member of an originally unnamed revolutionary organisation in Dublin on 17 March 1858, later to become known as the Irish Republican Brotherhood, also referred to as the Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood by contemporaries. more…

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