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 count 

The acres he has 

On this bare mount; 
But he remembers 

The pillar-stone, 

And knows that he is 

Of the seed of Eoin.