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

Tulips

An age being mathematical, these flowers
Of linear stalks and spheroid blooms were prized
By men with wakened, speculative minds,
And when with mathematics they explored
The Macrocosm, and came at last to
The Vital Spirit of the World, and named it
Invisible Pure Fire, or, say, the Light,
The Tulips were the Light's receptacles.
The gold, the bronze, the red, the bright-swart Tulips!

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