Patrick Henry Pearse

[Pádraig Pearse] (10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916 / Great Brunswick / Ireland)

Patrick Henry Pearse Poems

1. Why Do Ye Torture Me? 3/20/2015
2. Bean Sléibhe Ag Caoineadh A Mhac (A Woman Of The Mountain Keens Her Son) 5/25/2012
3. The Fool 5/25/2012
4. Mise Eire (I Am Ireland) 5/25/2012
5. The Wayfarer 5/25/2012
6. The Mother 5/25/2012
Best Poem of Patrick Henry Pearse

The Mother

I do not grudge them: Lord, I do not grudge
My two strong sons that I have seen go out
To break their strength and die, they and a few,
In bloody protest for a glorious thing,
They shall be spoken of among their people,
The generations shall remember them,
And call them blessed;
But I will speak their names to my own heart
In the long nights;
The little names that were familiar once
Round my dead hearth.
Lord, thou art hard on mothers:
We suffer in their coming and their going;
And tho' I grudge them not, I weary, weary
Of the long sorrow-And yet I ...

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