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The Drover
Padraic Colum

     To Meath of the pastures,
From wet hills by the sea
Through Leitrim and Longford,
Go my cattle and me.

     I hear in the darkness
Their slipping and breathing--
I name them the by-ways
They're to pass without heeding;

     Then the wet, winding roads,
Brown bogs with black water,
And my thoughts on white ships
And the King o' Spain's daughter.

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