Patrick Kavanagh

(1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)

Poems of Patrick Kavanagh

1. A Christmas Childhood -new- 12/15/2014
2. A Star 4/5/2010
3. Advent 1/13/2003
4. April Dusk 4/5/2010
5. Canal Bank Walk 1/13/2003
6. Epic 1/3/2003
7. Gospel 4/5/2010
8. Having To Live in the Country 1/3/2003
9. In Memory Of My Mother 1/3/2003
10. Inniskeen Road: July Evening 1/3/2003
11. Innocence 1/3/2003
12. Kerr's Ass 4/5/2010
13. March 4/5/2010
14. Memory of my Father 1/3/2003
15. On An Apple-Ripe September Morning 1/3/2003
16. On Raglan Road 1/3/2003
17. Peace 1/13/2003
18. Primrose 1/13/2003
19. Shancoduff 1/3/2003
20. Stony Grey Soil 1/3/2003

A Christmas Childhood

One side of the potato-pits was white with frost -
How wonderful that was, how wonderful!
And when we put our ears to the paling-post
The music that came out was magical.

The light between the ricks of hay and straw
Was a hole in Heaven's gable. An apple tree
With its December-glinting fruit we saw -
O you, Eve, were the world that tempted me.

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