Padraic Colum Poems

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51.
Macaws

GREEN wings and yellow breasts on birds that stare
That turn their heads and stare,
And a red streamer tail!
They come from Yucatan
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52.
Young Girl: Annam

I AM a young girl;
I live here alone:
I write long letters
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53.
The Ballad Of Downal Baun

The moon-cradle's rocking and rocking,
Where a cloud and a cloud goes by:
Silently rocking and rocking,
The moon-cradle out in the sky.
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54.
The Bird Of Jesus

IT was pure indeed,
The air we breathed in, the light we saw,
I and my brother, when we played that day,
Or piped to one another; then there came
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55.
Vultures

FOUL-FEATHERED and scald-necked,
They sit in evil state;
Raw marks upon their breasts
As on men's wearing chains.
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56.
Lilac Blossoms

WE mark the playing-time of sun and rain,
Until the rain too heavily upon us
Leans, and the sun stamps down upon our lustres,
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57.
Otters

I'LL be an otter, and I'll let you swim
A mate beside me; we will venture down
A deep, full river when the sky above
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58.
Night-Fliers

THE birds that soar break space
Like heavy bodies hurled!
Not so the birds of night
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59.
Roger Casement

THEY have hanged Roger Casement to the tolling
of a bell,
Ochone, och, ochone, ochone!
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60.
The Furrow And The Hearth

I
STRIDE the hill, Sower,
Up to the sky ridge,
Flinging the seed,
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