Erin! The Tear and the Smile in Thine Eyes

Thomas Moore 1779 (Dublin) – 1852 (Bromham)



Erin! the tear and the smile in thine eyes
Blend like the rainbow that hangs in thy skies,
Shining through sorrow's stream,
Saddening through pleasure's beam,
Thy suns with doubtful gleam,
Weep while they rise.

Erin, thy silent tear never shall cease,
Erin, thy languid smile ne'er shall increase,
Till, like the rainbow's light,
Thy various tints unite,
And form in heaven's sight
One arch of peace!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AABBBA CCDDDC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 408
Words 69
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 6, 6

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore was an Irish poet singer songwriter and entertainer now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and the The Last Rose of Summer more…

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