Treasure Island

Patrick Henry Pearse

(10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916 / Great Brunswick / Ireland)

Mise Eire (I am Ireland)


I am Ireland:
I am older than the Old Woman of Beare.

Great my glory:
I that bore Cuchulainn the valiant.

Great my shame:
My own children that sold their mother.

I am Ireland:
I am lonelier than the Old Woman of Beare.
1912

Submitted: Friday, May 25, 2012
Edited: Friday, August 03, 2012

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