James Stephens

(9 February 1882 - 26 December 1950 / Dublin)

James Stephens Poems

1. The Old Man 5/10/2012
2. The Cow 5/10/2012
3. Insurrections 5/10/2012
4. O'Bruaidar 5/10/2012
5. What the Devil Said 3/30/2016
6. The Cherry Tree 5/10/2012
7. The Secret 5/10/2012
8. The Devil's Bag 5/10/2012
9. The Horse 5/10/2012
10. The Turn Of The Road 5/10/2012
11. What The Snake Saw 5/10/2012
12. Midnight 5/10/2012
13. The Wood Of Flowers 5/10/2012
14. The Coral Island 5/10/2012
15. White Fields 5/10/2012
16. Blue-Blood 5/10/2012
17. Strict Joy 5/10/2012
18. The White Wido 5/10/2012
19. Behind The Hill 5/10/2012
20. In The Orchard 5/10/2012
21. Breakfast Time 5/10/2012
22. The Shell 5/10/2012
23. Westland Row 3/27/2010
24. A Visit From Abroad 3/27/2010
25. Righteous Anger 3/27/2010
26. The Fifteen Acres 3/27/2010
27. April Showers 5/10/2012
28. The Glass Of Beer 3/27/2010
29. The Goat Paths 3/27/2010
30. The Coolun 3/27/2010
31. The Wind 3/27/2010
32. In The Cool Of The Evening 1/1/2004
33. The Daisies 3/27/2010
34. The Spring In Ireland: 1916 3/27/2010
35. The Lonely God 1/1/2004
36. The Snare 3/27/2010
37. I Heard A Bird At Dawn 1/1/2004
38. Hate 1/1/2004
39. Check 3/27/2010
40. In The Poppy Field 1/1/2004
Best Poem of James Stephens

The Ancient Elf

I am the maker,
The builder, the breaker,
The eagle-winged helper,
The speedy forsaker!

The lance and the lyre,
The water, the fire,
The tooth of oppression,
The lip of desire!

The snare and the wing,
They honey, the sting!
When you seek for me--look
For a different thing!

I, careless and gay,
Never mean what I say,
For my thoughts and my eyes
Look the opposite way!

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The Ancient Elf

I am the maker,
The builder, the breaker,
The eagle-winged helper,
The speedy forsaker!

The lance and the lyre,
The water, the fire,
The tooth of oppression,
The lip of desire!

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