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Postby magnalady » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:16 pm

I am looking for a poem with that name. I think it is Irish and it starts with..A man came to me at the fair.
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Re: renouncement

Postby Kim48 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:51 pm

Is this it

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the words you are thinking of are by Irishman James Stephens from His songs of Clay ...The market.

http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/lehman/irish ... _mixed.pdf
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Re: renouncement

Postby magnalady » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:54 pm

Thank you for replying Kim. I am looking for the poem because I work with the elderly and I am a key worker for a lady who would like to read this poem again. Unfortunately, I can not open pdf files. Any chance of posting a different link for me. Thanks.
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Re: renouncement

Postby Mr.Shifter » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:01 pm

This is the poem from Kim's link

THE MARKET
A MAN came to me at the fair
And said, "If you've a poet's tongue
Tumble up and chant the air
That the stars of morning sung.
"I'll pay you, if you sing it nice,
A penny-piece." - I answered flat,
"Sixpence is the proper price
For a ballad such as that."
But he stared and wagged his head,
Growling as he passed along,
"Sixpence! well, I'll see you dead
Before I pay that for a song."
I saw him buy three pints of stout
With the sixpence - dirty lout!
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Re: renouncement

Postby Mr.Shifter » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:03 pm

This is called Renouncement.

Renouncement

I MUST not think of thee; and, tired yet strong,
I shun the love that lurks in all delight'
The love of thee'and in the blue heaven's height,
And in the dearest passage of a song.
Oh, just beyond the sweetest thoughts that throng
This breast, the thought of thee waits hidden yet bright;
But it must never, never come in sight;
I must stop short of thee the whole day long.
But when sleep comes to close each difficult day,
When night gives pause to the long watch I keep,
And all my bonds I needs must loose apart,
Must doff my will as raiment laid away,'
With the first dream that comes with the first sleep
I run, I run, I am gather'd to thy heart.


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Re: renouncement

Postby magnalady » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:16 pm

Mr Shifter..thank you very much, that is exactly what I was looking for. I will copy it out, she will be very pleased. It was very difficult to find. :D
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Re: renouncement

Postby Kim48 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:53 pm

Hope the lady enjoys the poems!! :)
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Re: renouncement

Postby magnalady » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:43 pm

Thanks Kim, yes, she did , very much...BTW..my eldest daughters name is Kim :D
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