Patrick Henry Pearse

Patrick Henry Pearse

Great Brunswick / Ireland
Patrick Henry Pearse
Great Brunswick / Ireland
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Patrick Henry Pearse (also known as Pádraig Pearse; Irish: Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais; An Piarsach; 10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916) was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. He was declared "President of the Provisional Government" of the Irish Republic i ...
Popular Poems
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The Wayfarer
The beauty of the world hath made me sad,
This beauty that will pass;
Sometimes my heart hath shaken with great joy
To see a leaping squirrel in a tree,
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2.
The Mother
I do not grudge them: Lord, I do not grudge
My two strong sons that I have seen go out
To break their strength and die, they and a few,
In bloody protest for a glorious thing,
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3.
Mise Eire (I Am Ireland)
Mise Éire:
Sine mé ná an Chailleach Bhéarra.

Mór mo ghlóir:
Mé a rug Cú Chulainn cróga.
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4.
The Fool
Since the wise men have not spoken, I speak that am only a fool;
A fool that hath loved his folly,
Yea, more than the wise men their books or their counting houses or their quiet homes,
Or their fame in men's mouths;
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Grief on the death, it has blackened my heart:
lt has snatched my love and left me desolate,
Without friend or companion under the roof of my house
But this sorrow in the midst of me, and I keening.
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
There are in every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are in every generation those who make it with joy and laughter and these are the salt of the generations.

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Pat O Leary 14 November 2020
An amazing mind and visionary, he has a beauty in his poetry of expressiveness and the ability to draw vivid pictures with simple words.
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Marion Finucane 08 August 2020
God bless all of Irelands heroes. R. I. P
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Lillie 15 January 2020
Amazing
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