Patrick Henry Pearse

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

Poems of Patrick Henry Pearse

1. Bean Sléibhe ag Caoineadh a Mhac (A Woman of The Mountain Keens Her Son) 5/25/2012
2. Mise Eire (I am Ireland) 5/25/2012
3. The Fool 5/25/2012
4. The Mother 5/25/2012
5. The Wayfarer 5/25/2012

The Fool

Since the wise men have not spoken, I speak that am only a fool;
A fool that hath loved his folly,
Yea, more than the wise men their books or their counting houses or their quiet homes,
Or their fame in men's mouths;
A fool that in all his days hath done never a prudent thing,
Never hath counted the cost, nor recked if another reaped
The fruit of his mighty sowing, content to scatter the seed;
A fool that is unrepentant, and that soon at the end of all
Shall laugh in his lonely heart

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