Padraic Colum

(8 December 1881 – 11 January 1972 / County Longford)

Padraic Colum Poems

1. Old Woman of the Roads 1/1/2004
2. A Drover 1/1/2004
3. A Cradle Song 1/1/2004
4. She Moved Through the Faire 1/1/2004
5. An Idyll 4/20/2010
6. Monkeys 1/1/2004
7. River-Mates 1/1/2004
8. A Poor Scholar Of The 'Forties 4/20/2010
9. Tulips 1/1/2004
10. The Plougher 1/1/2004
11. I shall not Die for thee 1/1/2004
12. Old Men Complaining 1/1/2004
13. An Old Song Re-sung 4/20/2010
14. A Rann Of Exile 4/20/2010
15. Across The Door 4/20/2010
16. An Old Woman of the Roads 4/20/2010
17. A Saint 4/20/2010
18. Fourth Station 1/1/2004
19. Polonius and the Ballad Singers 1/1/2004
20. A Ballad Maker 4/20/2010

Old Woman of the Roads

O, to have a little house!
To own the hearth and stool and all!
The heaped up sods against the fire,
The pile of turf against the wall!
To have a clock with weights and chains
And pendulum swinging up and down!
A dresser filled with shining delph,
Speckled and white and blue and brown!
I could be busy all the day

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