Padraic Colum

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

Padraic Colum Poems

81. The Old College 4/20/2010
82. Aquarium Fish 4/20/2010
83. The Sister's Lullaby 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 Rann Of Exile 4/20/2010
91. I Shall Not Die For Thee 1/1/2004
92. An Old Song Re-Sung 4/20/2010
93. Old Men Complaining 1/1/2004
94. Monkeys 1/1/2004
95. The Plougher 1/1/2004
96. A Poor Scholar Of The 'Forties 4/20/2010
97. Tulips 1/1/2004
98. River-Mates 1/1/2004
99. Interior 4/20/2010
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

Old Woman Of The Roads

O, to have a little house!
To own the hearth and stool and all!
The heaped up sods against the fire,
The pile of turf against the wall!
To have a clock with weights and chains
And pendulum swinging up and down!
A dresser filled with shining delph,
Speckled and white and blue and brown!
I could be busy all the day
Clearing and sweeping hearth and floor,
And fixing on their shelf again
My white and blue and speckled store!
I could be quiet there at night
Beside the fire and by myself,
Sure of a bed and loth to leave
The ticking clock ...

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Old Woman Of The Roads

O, to have a little house!
To own the hearth and stool and all!
The heaped up sods against the fire,
The pile of turf against the wall!
To have a clock with weights and chains
And pendulum swinging up and down!
A dresser filled with shining delph,
Speckled and white and blue and brown!
I could be busy all the day

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