Who is Padraic Colum

Padraic Colum (8 December 1881 – 11 January 1972) was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, playwright, children's author and collector of folklore. He was one of the leading figures of the Irish Literary Revival.

Early life

Colum was born Patrick Columb in a County Longford workhouse, where his father worked. He was the first of eight children born to Patrick and Susan Columb.When the father lost his job in 1889, he moved to the United States to participate in the Colorado gold rush. Padraic and his mother and siblings remained in Ireland, having moved to live with his grandmother in County Cavan. When the father returned in 1892, the family moved to Glasthule, near Dublin, where his father was employed as Assistant Manager at Sandycove and Glasthule r...
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Padraic Colum Poems

  • A Cradle Song
    O men from the fields,
    Come gently within.
    Tread softly, softly
    O men coming in! ...
  • No Child
    I HEARD in the night the pigeons
    Stirring within their nest:
    The wild pigeons' stir was tender,
    Like a child's hand at the breast. ...
  • Queen Gormlai
    NOT fingers that e'er felt
    Fine things within their hold
    Drew needles in and through,
    And smoothed out the fold, ...
  • Young Girl: Annam
    I AM a young girl;
    I live here alone:
    I write long letters
    But there is no one ...
  • Dedication: To M. C. M. C.
    THE well-
    They come to it and take
    Their cupful or their palmful out of it.
    ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Padraic Colum

Night 27 Heart 21 Sea 21 Fire 20 House 20 Dark 19 Hear 19 Never 18 Song 18 Long 18


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Ofidhne: oh to have a little house to own the hearth and stool and all the heaped up sods upon the fire, the pile of turf against the wall ~ padraic colum (longford, ireland)
Johnstonglenn: critic mary colum, who knew many leading figures in the irish literary revival, was born in sligo otd in 1884. she wrote an influential review of ulysses for the freeman in 1922 and two memoirs, including our friend james joyce, on which she collaborated with her husband padraic.
Egibsonxpo: the children of odin the dwellers in asgard : first edition by padraic colum 1920 new edition by cait greenham 2022 dfqjdmo
Hessel96luv: the children of odin the dwellers in asgard: first edition by padraic colum 1920 new edition by cait greenham 1920 eaoaxqm
Shu_libraries: miss the dramatic reading of the land by padraic colum? don't worry, we recorded it! watch it with the link
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