Thomas MacDonagh

(1 February 1878 - 3 May 1916 / Cloughjordan / Ireland)

In Calm - Poem by Thomas MacDonagh

Not a wind blows and I have cried for storm!
The night is still and sullen and too bright,
Still and not cold,-- the airs around me warm
Rise, and I hate them, and I hate the night.

Yet I shall hate the day more than the hush
Henceforth forever, as life more than death;--
And I have cried to hear the wild winds rush
To drown my words, to drown my living breath.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 20, 2010



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