Patrick Kavanagh
County Monaghan


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
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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Faith thomas 03 June 2018
Good work and words thanku
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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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Edward Kofi Louis 29 May 2017
Beads of horn! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Rajnish Manga 29 May 2017
Peace discovered in the serenity of nature and victory over tyrants through love. Great poem. Thanks.
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Combs and scarves.... thanks for posting.....
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