Ladlle of Buchan – Irish Poem Poster

February 18, 2009

When I was a kid my dad would read me this poem and I used to love the way the worlds sounded coming from his deep voice. Every year, when St. Patrick’s Day gets closer, I think about my dad reading that poem to my brother and I and it always brings back good memories. I think this is a poster that everyone should get for their child’s room, not just to introduce them to poetry in one of it’s finest forms, but also to give them a poster that makes them think and looks nice. The poem on the poster and the one I am talking about is called “Ladlle of Buchan” and is by JJ Callanan, one of the greatest poets in Ireland. Below is the text from the poem and the poster I am talking about.

Awake thee, my Bessy, the morning is fair,
The breath of young roses is fresh on the air,
The sun has long glanced over mountain and lake
Then awake from thy slumbers, my Bessy, awake.

Oh, come whilst the flowers are still wet with the dew –
I’ll gather the fairest, my Bessy, for you;
The lark poureth forth his sweet strain for thy sake –
Then awake from thy slumbers, my Bessy, awake.

The hare from her soft bed of heather hath gone,
The coot to the water already hath flown;
There is life on the mountain and joy on the lake
– Then awake from thy slumbers, my Bessy, awake.


Irish Poem “Ladlle of Buchan” Poster 18″ x 12″ by dizzypixels
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