James Stephens

(9 February 1882 - 26 December 1950 / Dublin)

James Stephens Poems

21. The Coral Island 5/10/2012
22. The Coolun 3/27/2010
23. The Cherry Tree 5/10/2012
24. The Ancient Elf 1/1/2004
25. Strict Joy 5/10/2012
26. Righteous Anger 3/27/2010
27. O'Bruaidar 5/10/2012
28. Midnight 5/10/2012
29. Insurrections 5/10/2012
30. In The Poppy Field 1/1/2004
31. In the Orchard 5/10/2012
32. In The Cool Of The Evening 1/1/2004
33. I heard a bird at dawn 1/1/2004
34. Hate 1/1/2004
35. Check 3/27/2010
36. Breakfast Time 5/10/2012
37. Blue-Blood 5/10/2012
38. Behind the Hill 5/10/2012
39. April Showers 5/10/2012
40. A Visit from Abroad 3/27/2010

Hate

My enemy came nigh,
And I
Stared fiercely in his face.
My lips went writhing back in a grimace,
And stern I watched him with a narrow eye.
Then, as I turned away, my enemy,
That bitter heart and savage, said to me:
"Some day, when this is past,
When all the arrows that we have are cast,

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