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The West Wind by John Masefield

burnchurch county Kilkenny

The West Wind by John Masefield

IT’S a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries;
I never hear the west wind but tears are in my eyes.
For it comes from the west lands, the old brown hills.
And April’s in the west wind, and daffodils.

It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine,
Apple orchards blossom there, and the air’s like wine.
There is cool green grass there, where men may lie at rest,
And the thrushes are in song there, fluting from the nest.

“Will ye not come home brother? ye have been long away,
It’s April, and blossom time, and white is the may;
And bright is the sun brother, and warm is the rain,–
Will ye not come home, brother, home to us again?

burnchurch fields county Kilkenny

“The young corn is green, brother, where the rabbits run.
It’s blue sky, and white clouds, and warm rain and sun.
It’s song to a man’s soul, brother, fire to a man’s brain,
To hear the wild bees and see the merry spring again.

“Larks are singing in the west, brother, above the green wheat,
So will ye not come home, brother, and rest your tired feet?
I’ve a balm for bruised hearts, brother, sleep for aching eyes,”
Says the warm wind, the west wind, full of birds’ cries.

It’s the white road westwards is the road I must tread
To the green grass, the cool grass, and rest for heart and head,
To the violets, and the warm hearts, and the thrushes’ song,
In the fine land, the west land, the land where I belong.

6 responses

  1. superb post

    August 12, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    • hello San_jeet

      Thank you !! very pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      August 12, 2015 at 8:42 pm

  2. Thank you so much, Nigel for sharing this post ❀ πŸ™‚

    August 12, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    • Hello Hanna πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      A pleasure and thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      August 12, 2015 at 8:42 pm

  3. That second image is a particular delight.

    August 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm

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