Padraic Colum

(8 December 1881 – 11 January 1972 / County Longford)

Padraic Colum Poems

81. The Sister's Lullaby 4/20/2010
82. The Knitters 4/20/2010
83. Otters 4/20/2010
84. An Drinaun Donn 4/20/2010
85. A Ballad Maker 4/20/2010
86. Polonius And The Ballad Singers 1/1/2004
87. Fourth Station 1/1/2004
88. A Saint 4/20/2010
89. An Old Woman Of The Roads 4/20/2010
90. A Poor Scholar Of The 'Forties 4/20/2010
91. A Rann Of Exile 4/20/2010
92. I Shall Not Die For Thee 1/1/2004
93. An Old Song Re-Sung 4/20/2010
94. Old Men Complaining 1/1/2004
95. Monkeys 1/1/2004
96. The Plougher 1/1/2004
97. Tulips 1/1/2004
98. Interior 4/20/2010
99. River-Mates 1/1/2004
100. Across The Door 4/20/2010
101. Crows 4/20/2010
102. She Moved Through The Faire 1/1/2004
103. A Cradle Song 1/1/2004
104. A Drover 1/1/2004
105. An Idyll 4/20/2010
106. Old Woman Of The Roads 1/1/2004

Comments about Padraic Colum

  • Alison (3/31/2020 8:03:00 AM)

    My mother used to talk about my uncle Padraic and his friendship with James Joyce. I grew up believing he was a great writer and have had no reason to change my view now I am older.

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  • Michael McKernon (3/24/2019 2:17:00 PM)

    The great Irish poet Padraic Fiacc dedicated a poem to Colm. It was called 'GOODBYE TO COLUM'. Fiacc knew Colm and was much inspired by him in New York during the 1940's. He even took the pen name 'Fiacc' (Dark Bird) , opposite to Colm's, (Dove) , as a tribute to Colm.

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  • Isaac (12/3/2018 8:21:00 AM)

    this is like hitler and spongebob had a baby they would come out looking k=like that srry jokes

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  • Philomena grey (8/30/2018 7:41:00 AM)

    My great uncle

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  • Lillian hassall (7/10/2018 6:15:00 PM)

    I love this gentleman’s poetry thank you

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Best Poem of Padraic Colum

An Idyll

You stay for a while beside me with your beauty young and rare,
Though your light limbs are as limber as the foal's that follows the mare;
Brow fair and young and tender where thought has scarce begun,
Hair bright as the breast of the eagle when he strains up to the sun!

In the space of a broken castle I found you on a day
When the call of the new-come cuckoo went with me all the way,
You stood by un-mortised stones that were rough and black with age,
The fawn beloved of the hunter in the panther's broken cage!

And we went down together by paths your childhood ...

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The Plougher

Sunset and silence! A man: around him earth savage, earth broken;
Beside him two horses -- a plough!
Earth savage, earth broken, the brutes, the dawn man there in the sunset,
And the Plough that is twin to the Sword, that is founder of cities!
"Brute-tamer, plough-maker, earth-breaker! Can'st hear? There are ages
between us.
Is it praying you are as you stand there alone in the sunset?
"Surely our sky-born gods can be naught to you, earth child and earth
master?