Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Quote of the Day (Padraic Colum, on Ireland’s ‘Wet Wind in the Morn’)

“O! the smell of the beasts,    
The wet wind in the morn;     
And the proud and hard earth           
Never broken for corn;           

And the crowds at the fair,    
The herds loosened and blind,           
Loud words and dark faces   
And the wild blood behind.”—Irish poet Padraic Colum (1881–1972), “A Drover,” in Anthology of Irish Verse (1922)

The image accompanying this post is an autobiographical sketch of Padraic Colum.

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