Patrick Kavanagh

(1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)

Patrick Kavanagh Poems

1. Wet Evening in April 1/3/2003
2. To the Man After the Harrow 1/3/2003
3. The Great Hunger 4/5/2010
4. Stony Grey Soil 1/3/2003
5. Shancoduff 1/3/2003
6. Primrose 1/13/2003
7. Peace 1/13/2003
8. On Raglan Road 1/3/2003
9. On An Apple-Ripe September Morning 1/3/2003
10. My father played the melodeon 3/3/2015
11. Memory of my Father 1/3/2003
12. March 4/5/2010
13. Kerr's Ass 4/5/2010
14. Innocence 1/3/2003
15. Inniskeen Road: July Evening 1/3/2003
16. In Memory Of My Mother 1/3/2003
17. Having To Live in the Country 1/3/2003
18. Gospel 4/5/2010
19. Epic 1/3/2003
20. Canal Bank Walk 1/13/2003

Primrose

Upon a bank I sat, a child made seer
Of one small primrose flowering in my mind.
Better than wealth it is, I said, to find
One small page of Truth's manuscript made clear.
I looked at Christ transfigured without fear--
The light was very beautiful and kind,
And where the Holy Ghost in flame had signed
I read it through the lenses of a tear.
And then my sight grew dim, I could not see

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