Poems of Padraic Colum
|1.||A Ballad Maker||4/20/2010|
|3.||A Cradle Song||1/1/2004|
|6.||A Poor Scholar Of The 'Forties||4/20/2010|
|7.||A Rann Of Exile||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|
|14.||An Old Song Re-sung||4/20/2010|
|15.||An Old Woman of the Roads||4/20/2010|
|20.||Ave Atque Vale||4/20/2010|
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
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