Category Archives: Padraic Colum

Poem – Garadh 

FOR the poor body that I own I could weep many a tear: The days have stolen flesh and bone, And left a changeling here. Four feeble bones are left to me, And the basket of my breast, And I … Continue reading

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Poem – Fourth Station

Jesus His Mother meets:  She looks on Him and sees  The Savior in Her Son:  The Angel’s word comes back:  Within her heart she says,  “Unto me let this be done!”  Still is she full of grace.  By us, too … Continue reading

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Poem – Dermott Donn MacMorna 

ONE day you’ll come to my husband’s door, Dermoit Donn MacMorna, One day you’ll come to Hugh’s dark door, And the pain at my heart will be no more, Dermott Donn MacMorna! From his bed, from his fire I’ll rise, … Continue reading

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Poem – Crows

THEN, suddenly, I was aware indeed Of  what he said, and was revolving it: How, in the night, crows often take to wing, Rising from off the tree-tops in Drumbarr, And flying on: I pictured what he told. The crows … Continue reading

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Poem – Crane

I KNOW you, Crane: I, too, have waited, Waited until my heart Melted to little pools around my feet! Comer in the morning ere the crows, Shunner, Searcher Something find for me! The pennies that were laid upon the eyes … Continue reading

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Poem – Wild Ass -Padraic Colum 

The wild ass lounges, legs struck out  In vagrom unconcern:  The tombs o Achaemenian kings  Are for those hooves to spurn.  And all of rugged Tartary  Lies with him on the ground,  The Tartary that knows no awe,  That has … Continue reading

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Poem – Tulips – Padraic Colum

An age being mathematical, these flowers  Of linear stalks and spheroid blooms were prized  By men with wakened, speculative minds,  And when with mathematics they explored  The Macrocosm, and came at last to  The Vital Spirit of the World, and … Continue reading

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