Category Archives: Padraic Colum

Poem – The Poor Girl’s Meditation- Padraic Colum

I am  sitting here  Since the moon rose in the night,  Kindling a fire,  And striving to keep it alight;  The folk of the house are lying  In slumber deep;  The geese will be gabbling soon:  The whole of the … Continue reading

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Poem – Snake – Padraic Colum

But, Snake, you must not come where we abide,  For you would tempt us; we should hear you say:  ‘Oh, somewhere was a world was cold and spare,  And voiceless; somewhere was a Being was not  Engrossed with substance, with … Continue reading

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Poem – The Poet – Padraic Colum

‘The blackbird’s in the briar,  The seagull’s on the ground-  They are nests, and they’re more than nests,’ he said,  ‘They are tokens I have found.  There, where the rain-dashed briar  Marks an empty glade,  The blackbird’s nest is seen,’ … Continue reading

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Poem – A Mountaineer – Padraic Colum

ERE Beowulf’s song  Was heard from the ships,  Ere Roland had set  The horn to his lips:  In Ogham strokes  A name was writ:  That name his name  Lives in yet.  The strokes on the edge  Of the stone might … Continue reading

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