Erin! the Tear and the Smile in Thine Eyes.
By Thomas Moore.
Erin! the tear and the smile in thine eyes
Blend like the rainbow that hangs in thy skies!
Shining through sorrows stream,
Saddening through pleasure's beam,
Thy suns, with doubtful gleam,
Weep while they rise!
Erin! thy silent tear never shall cease,
Erin! thy languid smile ne'er shall increase,
Till, like the rainbow's light,
Thy various tints unite
And form, in heaven's sight,
One arch of peace!