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In time for St. Patrick’s Day— a treasury of poetry from the Emerald Isle, stretching back fourteen centuries.

From the romantic ballad to the rebel song, from devotional Christian verse to revivals of ancient Celtic myth, poetry has long been Ireland’s most eloquent response to its turbulent and colorful history. Irish Poems gives us a dazzling selection from Ireland’s long and distinguished poetic tradition, ranging from the earliest Gaelic bards through Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh, and Seamus Heaney. If it is true, as Yeats once observed, that “We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry,” then lovers of poetry can only be grateful for the dynamic and vigorous culture that has given us such a glorious literary outpouring.

Synopsis:

Irish Poems is a treasury of poetry from the Emerald Isle, stretching back fourteen centuries.

From the romantic ballad to the rebel song, from devotional Christian verse to revivals of ancient Celtic myth, poetry has long been Ireland’s most eloquent response to its turbulent and colorful history. Irish Poems gives us a dazzling selection from a long and distinguished poetic tradition, ranging from the earliest Gaelic bards up to the present. Organized around such themes as politics, religion, Gaelic culture, the Irish landscape, and matters of the heart, the poems collected here come from a wide range of writers old and new, including such literary giants as Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, Samuel Beckett, Louis MacNeice, Patrick Kavanagh, Paul Muldoon, Evan Boland, Seamus Heaney, and many more.

About the Author

Matthew McGuire was born in Belfast and is a lecturer at the University of Glasgow. He has published widely on both Irish and Scottish literature.

Table of Contents

RELIGIOUS MATTERS

St Columbanus   A Boat Song

Anon.   Monastic Poem

Anon.   Hermit’s Song

Anon.   Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

Austin Clarke   Penal Law

Denis Devlin   Ank’hor Vat

W. R. Rodgers   Lent

Tom Paulin   Desertmartin

Peter Fallon   The Herd

John Hewitt   from Freehold: from The Lonely Heart

 

GAELIC MATTERS

Fear Flatha Ó Gnimh   from The Passing of the Poets

Mathghamlain Ó Hifearnáin   My Son, Forsake Your Art                     

Dàibhí Ó Bruadair   For the Family of Cúchonnacht Ó Dálaigh 

Aogán Ó Rathaille   The Brightest of the Bright                 

Brian Merriman   from The Midnight Court     

Antoine Raifterirí  ‘I am Raifeirí, the poet’

Sir Samuel Ferguson   Deirdre’s Lament for the Sons of Usnach

William Allingham   The Fairies

W. B. Yeats   Cuchulain’s Fight with the Sea

Seàn Ó Ríordáin   Claustrophobia

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill   Miraculous Grass                                      

 

 

POLITICAL MATTERS

Fearghal Óg MacWard   from The Flight of the Earls, 1607

Anon.   The Croppy Boy

Anon.   The Shan Van Vocht

Anon.   The Orange Lily

James Clarence Mangan   Kathaleen Ny-Houlahan          

Thomas Davis   Lament for the Death of Eoghan Ruadh O’Neill

Thomas Davis   A Nation Once Again

Robert Dwyer Joyce   The Wind that Shakes the Barley

W. B. Yeats   September 1913

W. B. Yeats   The Wild Swans at Coole

Seamus Heaney   Requiem for the Croppies

Seamus Heaney   Punishment

Seamus Heaney   from Whatever You Say Say Nothing

Seamus Heaney   from The Cure at Troy

Derek Mahon   A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanàn   Deaths and Engines

Paul Muldoon   Lunch with Pancho Villa 

Paul Muldoon   Anseo

Paul Muldoon   Cuba

Alan Gillis   Progress

Macdara Woods   Seconds Out

PLACE MATTERS 

Jonathan Swift   Holyhead. Sept. 25, 1727

Oliver Goldsmith   from The Deserted Village

Thomas Moore   ‘Dear Harp of my Country!’

W. B. Yeats   The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Patrick Kavanagh   Epic

Louis MacNeice   Belfast

Louis MacNeice   Dublin

Peter St John   The Fields of Athenry

Seamus Heaney   Anahorish

Michael Longley   The Linen Industry

Derek Mahon   Glengormley

Thomas McCarthy   The Standing Trains

Ciaran Carson   Belfast Confetti

 

 

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Samuel Thompson   To a Hedgehog

James Orr   from The Irish Cottier’s Death and Burial

Thomas Moore   ‘’Tis the last rose of summer’

James Clarence Mangan   Dark Rosaleen

James Clarence Mangan   The Nameless One

James Clarence Mangan   Good Counsel             

Oscar Wilde   from The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Francis Ledwidge   June

W. B. Yeats   The Stolen Child

W. B. Yeats   Down by the Salley Gardens

W. B. Yeats   To a Wealthy Man Who Promised a Second 

                      Subscription to the Dublin Municipal Gallery if It 

                      were Proved the People Wanted Pictures

W. B. Yeats   An Irish Airman Forsees His Death

W. B. Yeats   The Second Coming

W. B. Yeats   Sailing to Byzantium

James Joyce  Ecce Puer

Patrick Kavanagh  Memory of My Father

Patrick Kavanagh  Prelude

Samuel Beckett   Gnome

Thomas Kinsella   Chrysalides

John Montague   ‘Like dolmens round my childhood, the old people’

John Montague   11 rue Daguerre

Michael Hartnet   There Will be a Talking

Richard Murphy   Seals at High Island

Louis MacNeice   Snow

Louis MacNeice   Wolves

Michael Longley   In Memoriam

Seamus Heaney   Mid-Term Break

Seamus Heaney   from Clearances 

Seamus Heaney   The Underground

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanàn   London

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanàn   So She Looked, in that Company

Eavan Boland   In Her Own Image

Eavan Boland   Night Feed

Eavan Boland   Nocturne

Ciaran Carson   Turn Again

Ciaran Carson   The Exiles’ Club

Medbh McGuckian   The ‘Singer’

Medbh McGuckian   The Flower Master

Medbh McGuckian   The Sitting

Paul Muldoon   Quoof

Paul Muldoon   Symposium

Colette Bryce   The Full Indian Rope Trick

Alan Gillis   The Ulster Way

Nick Laird   Poetry

 

 

LOVE MATTERS

J. M. Synge   ‘Is it a month’

W. B. Yeats   He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

W. B. Yeats   No Second Troy

Padraic Colum   She Moved Through the Fair

Patrick Kavanagh   On Raglan Road

James Simmons   The Archaeologist

Paul Durcan   The Haulier’s Wife Meets Jesus on the Road Near Moone

Louis MacNeice   Mayfly

Medbh McGuckian   On Not Being Your Lover

Sinead Morrissey   & Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Leontia Flynn   Come Live with Me

Index of First Lines

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307594983
Author:
Mcguire, Matthew (edt)
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Editor:
McGuire, Matthew
Author:
McGuire, Matthew
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.48 x 4.4 x .7 in .5 lb

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From the romantic ballad to the rebel song, from devotional Christian verse to revivals of ancient Celtic myth, poetry has long been Ireland’s most eloquent response to its turbulent and colorful history. Irish Poems gives us a dazzling selection from a long and distinguished poetic tradition, ranging from the earliest Gaelic bards up to the present. Organized around such themes as politics, religion, Gaelic culture, the Irish landscape, and matters of the heart, the poems collected here come from a wide range of writers old and new, including such literary giants as Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge, Samuel Beckett, Louis MacNeice, Patrick Kavanagh, Paul Muldoon, Evan Boland, Seamus Heaney, and many more.

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