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Selected Poems | Patrick Kavanagh
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Published in order of first publication as far as possible, this selection ranges from initial offerings such as 'Tinker's Wife' and 'Inniskeen Road: July Evening' to his tragic masterpiece 'The Great Hunger' (1942) and his celebratory later verse, 'To Hell with Common Sense' and 'Come Dance with Kitty Stobling', which show his increasing comic verve and detachment. The first comprehensive selection of Kavanagh's poetry to be published, this volume offers a timely reassessment of a poet unfairly neglected outside Ireland.
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Selected Poems | Patrick Kavanagh
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#AyUpAugust #Human from the poem On Raglan Road... Patrick Kavanagh

‘ A creature made of clay‘... , a mortal person , made of flesh & blood

Cinfhen Lovely 😊 thanks for sharing 💕 1d
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen ♥️👍🏻 1d
TrishB So I‘ve just brought his collected poems 💜 1d
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JCPaulk Sinead OConnor does a beautiful cover of the poem 1d
Cathythoughts @TrishB oh that‘s so lovely ♥️. I hope you enjoy... X 1d
Cathythoughts @JCPaulk yes she does ... she‘s brilliant 👍🏻 1d
TrishB I‘ve loved all the bits you‘ve posted ❤️ 1d
TrishB Had to buy hard copy though as poetry on kindle just doesn‘t do it for me. 1d
Cathythoughts @TrishB I absolutely agree. Poetry on kindle wouldn‘t work for me either. And poetry is great for dipping in & out of ... you‘d need a real book for that 👍🏻♥️ 1d
LeahBergen I love the rhythm of this poem! And what is that GORGEOUS bird and strawberry border on the bottom of the photo?? 😮😮 1d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen that gorgeous bird & strawberry border is a bookmark I received from @RachelO .... I love it 🥰 1d
LeahBergen It‘s beautiful!! 😍😍 1d
squirrelbrain I agree @LeahBergen - that bookmark is lovely! Great choice of poem too.... 1d
TrishB You certainly do ♥️ 1d
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Cathythoughts
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#PoetryMatters #Intellect the first & last verses of Spring Day by Patrick Kavanagh....” Ordinary things wear lovely wings “ ♥️

TrishB That‘s beautiful 💕 3mo
batsy I've never read this poet... Thanks for sharing. Love the sentiment ❤️ 3mo
TheSpineView Love this one!💜💜 3mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻💕💕💕 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy he is a lovely poet I think. I have a few more of his lined up 👍🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts @TheSpineView yes !! He‘s very good ♥️ 3mo
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Cathythoughts
Selected Poems | Patrick Kavanagh
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Inniskeen Road : July Evening

The bicycles go by in twos and threes -
There is a dance in Billy Brennan‘s barn tonight,
And there‘s the half -talk code of mysteries
And the wink- and -elbow language of delight.
Half-past eight and there is not a spot
Upon a mile of road, no shadow thrown
That might turn out a man or woman, not a footfall tapping secrecies of stone.

I have what every poet hates in spite 👇🏻👇🏻

#PoetryMatters #Delight

Cathythoughts 👇🏻👇🏻Of all the solemn talk of contemplation. Oh, Alexander Selkirk knew the plight Of being king & government & nation. A road, a mile of kingdom, I am king Of banks and stones and every blooming thing. “ 3mo
TrishB Great post ❤️ 3mo
TheSpineView 💝 💝 Great choice! 3mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @TheSpineView a special poet ♥️ 3mo
Centique Love it! 3mo
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