Interior Poem by Padraic Colum

Interior

Rating: 3.0


THE little moths are creeping
Across the cottage pane;
On the floor the chickens gather,
And they make talk and complain.

And she sits by the fire
Who has reared so many men;
Her voice is low like the chickens'
With the things she says again:

'The sons that come back do be restless,
They search for the thing to say;
Then they take thought like the swallows,
And the morrow brings them away.

In the old, old days upon Innish,
The fields were lucky and bright,
And if you lay down you'd be covered
By the grass of one soft night.

And doves flew with every burial
That went to Innishore
Two white doves with the coffened,
But the doves fly no more.'

She speaks and the chickens gather,
And they make talk and complain,
While the little moths are creeping
Across the cottage pane.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bernard F. Asuncion 29 August 2017

Such a great piece of work in poetry.... I really enjoyed??????

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Anita Aparajita Das 29 August 2017

She speaks and the chickens gather, And they make talk and complain, While the little moths are creeping Across the cottage pane. Beautiful verse.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 29 August 2017

And doves flew with every burial That went to Innishore Two white doves with the coffened, But the doves fly no more.' A great piece of art. Thanks poet. 10 for it.

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Alexander Julian 29 August 2017

The first stanza and the last stanza are very alike, just overall reversed in thought.

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Geoffrey Fafard 29 August 2017

This is fine and tugs at my soul- -wonderfully written.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 29 August 2017

A great poem displaying a wide sweep of imagery. Thanks for sharing it here.

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Pranab K Chakraborty 29 August 2017

Imagery so powerful haunts the reader to a life certain class. People as if peeping through the words. Thanks for posting.

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Anil Kumar Panda 29 August 2017

A beautiful verse with nice flow. Each stanza is very interesting. Congrats.

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Edward Kofi Louis 29 August 2017

Two white doves! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 29 August 2017

Great write. Nice expression. Thanks and congratulations to his soul.

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Padraic Colum

Padraic Colum

County Longford
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