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 Portrait drawing of Colum by John B. Yeats, 1900s 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 fathe...
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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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  • Longford_leader: padraic colum gathering celebrates one of longford’s greatest storytellers
  • Ali_rishe: children of odin, the book of northern myth, by padraic colum, translated by ali m. rishe, published via the syrian general organization of book on november 13th 2019.
  • Victoryvehicle: tulips by padraic colum an age being mathematical, these flowers,of linear stalks and spheroid blooms were prized by men with wakened, speculative minds, and when with mathematics they explored the macrocosm, and came at last to the vital spirit of the world.
  • Johnstonglenn: padraic colum’s play balloon was published by macmillan in may 1929. the action takes place at the hotel daedalus, one of a number of echoes of a portrait of the artist. when it was staged at the ogunquit playhouse in maine in 1946 the set featured mobiles by alexander calder.
  • Johnstonglenn: two joyce associates reviewed finnegans wake otd in 1939: padraic colum in the ny times and oliver st john gogarty in the observer. "we have novels that give us greatly a three dimensional world: here is a narrative that gives a new dimension," said colum.
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