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Patrick Kavanagh

(1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)

Poems of Patrick Kavanagh

21. The Great Hunger 4/5/2010
22. To the Man After the Harrow 1/3/2003
23. Wet Evening in April 1/3/2003

Shancoduff

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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