Peace Poem by Patrick Kavanagh


Rating: 2.8

And sometimes I am sorry when the grass
Is growing over the stones in quiet hollows
And the cocksfoot leans across the rutted cart-pass
That I am not the voice of country fellows
Who now are standing by some headland talking
Of turnips and potatoes or young corn
Of turf banks stripped for victory.
Here Peace is still hawking
His coloured combs and scarves and beads of horn.

Upon a headland by a whinny hedge
A hare sits looking down a leaf-lapped furrow
There's an old plough upside-down on a weedy ridge
And someone is shouldering home a saddle-harrow.
Out of that childhood country what fools climb
To fight with tyrants Love and Life and Time?

Monday, January 13, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: peace
Bernard F. Asuncion 29 May 2017

Combs and scarves.... thanks for posting.....

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Edward Kofi Louis 29 May 2017

Beads of horn! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 24 January 2015

It has lot of facts and great ideas. A good poem.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 29 May 2017

Out of that childhood country what fools climb To fight with tyrants Love and Life and Time? Thanks for these beautiful lines in such a nice poem.

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Faith thomas 03 June 2018

Good work and words thanku

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YouTube 21 September 2020

Ugh that for kids and adults

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Adeeb Alfateh 02 March 2020

such a wonderful lovely poem penned............great 10+

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 October 2019

Fear poem, excellently worded. Captured peace here on its own lovely way. A greatest pleasure reading this time and again. Peace be with the family of Patrick Kavanagh! Peace be with us all over the world. Thank you so much for creating this mesmerizing poem. May Patrick rest in Peace. God Bless in Abundance to the family of Patrick. Amen.

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Effieq 31 May 2019

What an insult this electronic mish mash does to Patrick Kavanagh's emotive and treasured poem...shameful.

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Faith thomas 03 June 2018

Thank you very much for all the peoms

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