Padraic Colum

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

Men On Islands - Poem by Padraic Colum

CAN it be that never more
Men will grow on Islands?
Ithaka and Eriskey,
Iceland and Tahiti!
Must the engines he has forged
Raven so for spaces
That the Islands dwindle down,
Dwindle down!
Pots that shelve the tap-root's growth?
Must it be that never more
Men will flower on Islands?
Crete and Corsica, Mitylene,
Aran and lona!


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010



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