Patrick Kavanagh

(1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)

Advent - Poem by Patrick Kavanagh

We have tested and tasted too much, lover-
Through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder.
But here in the Advent-darkened room
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Comments about Advent by Patrick Kavanagh

  • Rookie Jim Behan (12/12/2011 6:42:00 AM)

    The word 'please' omitted from the eighth line of final verse. Unfortunate: -( (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Adrian Mullane (6/14/2010 9:03:00 PM)

    Read this for the 1st time when I at about 15 years old.
    I've never forgotten it so I suppose it made an impression :)

    Absolutely one of my favourite poems of all time. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie James Cadden (7/30/2009 1:57:00 AM)

    Read this poem a lietime and you will never understand the imagery to make the poem come to life you need trodded on the clay and looked oer the hills with unassuming eyes filled with wonder with the awe of a child looking through heaven's gable. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Roisin Reilly (5/26/2009 8:30:00 AM)

    Are there any Patrick Kavanagh Poems /Prose on audio books or cds? (Report) Reply

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