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Famous Shoneen Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Shoneen poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous shoneen poems. These examples illustrate what a famous shoneen poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Yeats, William Butler
...Good Father John O'Hart
In penal days rode out
To a Shoneen who had free lands
And his own snipe and trout.

In trust took he John's lands;
Sleiveens were all his race;
And he gave them as dowers to his daughters.
And they married beyond their place.

But Father John went up,
And Father John went down;
And he wore small holes in his Shoes,
And he wore large holes in his gown.

All loved him, o...Read More



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