The Ploughers

Giddae up there, Sheila,
There's work to be done,
We'll plough this side
Of the hill and down
By the burn, we'll plough
The wee meadow
'Til the hour of eight
'Tis hen I'll release you
And at the hearth I will eat.

Oh, many are the years
Since you and I first met,
And many more the drills
In fine weather and wet;
But time takes its toll
As the years march on,
Missing youthful vigour
And the old friends who have gone.

So, giddae up there, Sheila,
Keep straight to the line,
To the left of the fairy-tree
Beyond the incline;
An never forget our wide reputation
Of being the best team in this part
Of the nation.
Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)
29 Views

Liam Ó Comáin

An Irish poet now living in Derry City but originally from Limavady in County Derry in the north of the Island. more…

All Liam Ó Comáin poems | Liam Ó Comáin Books

FAVORITE (6 fans)

Translation

Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss this Liam Ó Comáin poem with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"The Ploughers" Poetry.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 25 Mar. 2019. <https://www.poetry.net/poem/44571/the-ploughers>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest poetry community and poems collection on the web!

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.