Wild Earth: A Book of Verse (Classic Reprint)

Wild Earth: A Book of Verse (Classic Reprint)

by Padraic Colum
     
 

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Excerpt from Wild Earth: A Book of Verse

The Plougher

Sunset and silence! A man: around him earth savage, earth broken;
Beside him two horses - a plough!

Earth savage, earth broken, the brutes, the dawn-man there in the sunset,
And the Plough that is twin to the Sword, that is founder of cities!

"Brute-tamer, plough-maker, earth-breaker! Can'st

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Excerpt from Wild Earth: A Book of Verse

The Plougher

Sunset and silence! A man: around him earth savage, earth broken;
Beside him two horses - a plough!

Earth savage, earth broken, the brutes, the dawn-man there in the sunset,
And the Plough that is twin to the Sword, that is founder of cities!

"Brute-tamer, plough-maker, earth-breaker! Can'st hear? There are ages between us.
" Is it praying you are as you stand there alone in the sunset?

" Surely our sky-born gods can be naught to you, earth child and earth master?
"Surely your thoughts are of Pan, or of Wotan, or of Dana?

"Yet, why give thought to the gods? Has Pan led your brutes where they stumble?
"Has Dana numbed pain of the child-bed, or Wotan put hands to your plough?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331931836
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/21/2015
Pages:
46
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

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