Padraic Colum

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

Padraic Colum Quotes

    I Shall Not Die For Thee

    O woman, shapely as the swan,
    On your account I shall not die:
    The men you've slain -- a trivial clan --
    Were less than I.
    I ask me shall I die for these --
    For blossom teeth and scarlet lips --
    And shall that delicate swan-shape
    Bring me eclipse?
    Well-shaped the breasts and smooth the skin,

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