Padraic Fallon-Collected Poems

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The enormous talent of celebrated Irish Padraic Fallon is demonstrated in this volume, which includes early poems (1930–1945), poems of maturity (1946–1959), late poems (1960–1974), and poems from plays, translations, and versions of Homeric Hymns and Ballads. This replaces 0856358177.

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Overview

The enormous talent of celebrated Irish Padraic Fallon is demonstrated in this volume, which includes early poems (1930–1945), poems of maturity (1946–1959), late poems (1960–1974), and poems from plays, translations, and versions of Homeric Hymns and Ballads. This replaces 0856358177.

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“Gratitude is the inevitable response to windfalls and legacies, and to encounter this corpus of work from a fully realized voice is a rare and memorable experience.” —Seamus Heaney
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857546422
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Padraic Fallon was a poet, radio dramatist, storywriter, and essayist. He refused to collect and publish his poems until shortly before his death, when he prepared Poems and Poems and Versions.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Writing on the Wall 1
Yeats's Tower at Ballylee 2
Maris Stella 6
Poem for my Mother 8
Pot Shot 15
Vowels 15
Dialogue Between Raftery and Death 16
Maud Gonne 23
Book of Job 26
A Flask of Brandy 27
The Head 28
Holy Well 32
The Dwelling 32
Day Ashore 33
Love 34
Peasantry 35
The Poems of Love 35
Meeting 36
Field Observation 37
Johnstown Castle 38
A Look in the Mirror 41
March Twentysix 42
River Lane 43
The River Walk 46
A Public Appointment 47
An Island 49
Weir Bridge 49
Gowran Park, Autumn Meeting 50
The Young Fenians 51
Capricornian 51
A Visit West 53
Boyne Valley 55
Kiltartan Legend 58
Yeats at Athenry Perhaps 59
Stop on the Road to Ballylee 62
On the Tower Stairs 64
The Small Town of John Coan 66
The Christmas Vigil 69
Coat of Arms 71
Magna Mater 73
For Paddy Mac 74
Lost Man 77
Special for Nancy's Mother 78
Brigid her Eve 80
Lost Man in Me 81
Lakshmi 83
Gurteen 85
Shanballard 87
Knockroe 89
Sunday Morning 90
Trevaylor 91
Painting of My Father 92
Curragh, November Meeting 95
Athenry 96
Remand 99
Maud Gonne 99
Genius Loci 100
Encounter 100
Heureux Qui Comme Ulysse 101
'She'd thumbed her way from the source' 101
'Sometimes I'd like to write: "Dear Helen' 102
'Comment: when the bare' 102
'He'll come back, stand exactly here -' 103
'Clubbed by the evening bell' 103
'He puts back on his severed head' 104
'Delicate' 104
'Summer and a liquid bird' 105
A Certain Person 105
Body 106
A Bit of Brass 107
Duddy's Wall 108
The Skellig Way 110
Three Poems 110
Yesterday's Man 113
Name Plate 115
Argo Left 116
Dardanelles 1916 117
One Easter Morning 117
Encounter at Penshurst 118
The Stealing of Apollo's Cattle 119
Rape of Persephone 123
To Pan 124
The Hyperboreans 125
The Infant Heracles 126
With the Gift of a Distaff 127
Erysichron 128
Solvitur Acris Hiems 130
Confessio 131
Vers Dores 135
The Cat 135
Parfum Exotique 136
A Bird for Nancy 136
Two Mallarme Things for Sue 137
Ma Boheme 138
O Saisons, O Chateaux 139
Columcille the Scribe 140
Biographical Note 141
Notes on the Poems 144
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