Patrick Kavanagh

(1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)

Poems of Patrick Kavanagh

21. To the Man After the Harrow 1/3/2003
22. Wet Evening in April 1/3/2003

On Raglan Road

On Raglan Road on an autumn day I met her first and knew
That her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue;
I saw the danger, yet I walked along the enchanted way,
And I said, let grief be a fallen leaf at the dawning of the day.

On Grafton Street in November we tripped lightly along the ledge
Of the deep ravine where can be seen the worth of passion's pledge,
The Queen of Hearts still making tarts and I not making hay -
O I loved too much and by such and such is ha

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