I am looking for a poem that was originally found in a geriatric ward in Ireland c. ?? It was published as an anonymous work and starts:
Tell me nurse, what do you see, a crabbit old woman...
and goes on to describe her life from childhood through marriage, family, widowhood, grandchildren.
This poem was once an important piece of our family and was lost in a fire. We've searched libraries, the internet and book stores and have come up empty-handed.
It's not a folk song, but the words are worthy of the read, and it would mean a great deal to my family if we could find it again.
Does anybody have it? Any other suggestions where to look? Many thanks,