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The Young Colleen.
A young colleen warmly sings akin
To a bird across a vale of Donegal,
As she directs the cows of her father
To a field beyond a stone built wall.
Her name was Sheila on holidays from
A college in Derry where she studied,
History, English, and Mathematics…
With a future of teaching in mind.
The cows appear to like her because of
Their behaviour as they were driven
Along boreen after boreen in a vale
Of natural beauty and peace.
The main audience of the Colleen’s
Singing where animals and wildbirds
Although, here and there, a few farm
Workers stopped in response to her voice.
A happening observed or the product of
An imagination in love with the culture
Of a northern Irish county, its terrain and
People, as represented by a singing colleen.
Submitted by anruaidh on March 23, 2019
Modified on March 05, 2023
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|Scheme||XABA XXCX DXAX CCXX DBXX|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4, 4, 4|
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