Padraic Colum

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

Poems of Padraic Colum

1. A Ballad Maker 4/20/2010
2. A Connachtman 4/20/2010
3. A Cradle Song 1/1/2004
4. A Drover 1/1/2004
5. A Mountaineer 4/20/2010
6. A Poor Scholar Of The 'Forties 4/20/2010
7. A Rann Of Exile 4/20/2010
8. A Saint 4/20/2010
9. A Seer 4/20/2010
10. Achill Girl's Song 4/20/2010
11. Across The Door 4/20/2010
12. An Drinaun Donn 4/20/2010
13. An Idyll 4/20/2010
14. An Old Song Re-sung 4/20/2010
15. An Old Woman of the Roads 4/20/2010
16. Aquarium Fish 4/20/2010
17. Arab Songs 4/20/2010
18. Asses 4/20/2010
19. At Cashel 4/20/2010
20. Ave Atque Vale 4/20/2010

The Plougher

Sunset and silence! A man: around him earth savage, earth broken;
Beside him two horses -- a plough!
Earth savage, earth broken, the brutes, the dawn man there in the sunset,
And the Plough that is twin to the Sword, that is founder of cities!
"Brute-tamer, plough-maker, earth-breaker! Can'st hear? There are ages
between us.
Is it praying you are as you stand there alone in the sunset?
"Surely our sky-born gods can be naught to you, earth child and earth
master?

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