Patrick Kavanagh

(1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)

Patrick Kavanagh Poems

21. April Dusk 4/5/2010
22. Advent 1/13/2003
23. A Star 4/5/2010
24. A Christmas Childhood 12/15/2014


My black hills have never seen the sun rising,
Eternally they look north towards Armagh.
Lot's wife would not be salt if she had been
Incurious as my black hills that are happy
When dawn whitens Glassdrummond chapel.

My hills hoard the bright shillings of March
While the sun searches in every pocket.
They are my Alps and I have climbed the Matterhorn

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