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 !
More verses by William Allingham
- Song. O Spirit Of The Summer-Time!
- Let Me Sing Of What I Know
- The Winter Pear
- To The Author Of 'Hesperides
- The Winding Banks Of Erne