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By Mairead Ashe FitzGerald

Ireland's Easter 1916 emerging was once led by means of a mixture of infantrymen and exchange unions but in addition visionaries and writers. This choice of poems includes the desires and visions of freedom and nationhood for eire by means of those artists, concentrating on ahead of, in the course of, and after the 1916 emerging. Poets contain: Padraic Pearse, W.B. Yeats, Joseph Mary Plunkett, James Stephens, Eva Gore-Booth, George Russell, Padraic Colum, Sean O'Casey, Dora Sigerson Shorter, Thomas Ashe, Katharine Tynan, and plenty of extra.

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No alien sword shall earn as wage The entail of their blood and tears, No shameful price for peaceful years Shall ever part this heritage. 56 THE DARK WAY Rougher than Death the road I choose Yet shall my feet not walk astray, Though dark, my way I shall not lose For this way is the darkest way. Set but a limit to the loss And something shall at last abide The blood-stained beams that form the cross The thorns that crown the crucified; But who shall lose all things in One, Shut out from heaven and the pit Shall lose the darkness and the sun The finite and the infinite; And who shall see in one small flower The chariots and the thrones of might Shall be in peril from that hour Of blindness and the endless night; And who shall hear in one short name Apocalyptic thunders seven 57 His heart shall flicker like a flame ’Twixt hell’s gates and the gates of heaven.

No alien sword shall earn as wage The entail of their blood and tears, No shameful price for peaceful years Shall ever part this heritage. 56 THE DARK WAY Rougher than Death the road I choose Yet shall my feet not walk astray, Though dark, my way I shall not lose For this way is the darkest way. Set but a limit to the loss And something shall at last abide The blood-stained beams that form the cross The thorns that crown the crucified; But who shall lose all things in One, Shut out from heaven and the pit Shall lose the darkness and the sun The finite and the infinite; And who shall see in one small flower The chariots and the thrones of might Shall be in peril from that hour Of blindness and the endless night; And who shall hear in one short name Apocalyptic thunders seven 57 His heart shall flicker like a flame ’Twixt hell’s gates and the gates of heaven.

Is é an ní deir cách le do dheartháir Cathal Go bhfaighe sé bás mar siúd, má’s fíor, Ach ní hamhlaidh tá, siúd an préachán breá Chuaigh in éag ar ball le díth na dí. A bhonnáin óig, is é mo mhíle brón 41 Thú bheith sínte fuar i measc na dtonn ’S na luchaí móra ag trial chun do thorraimh Le déanamh spóirt agus pléisiúir ann; Is dá gcuirfeá scéala fá mo dhéin-se Go raibh tú i ngéibhinn nó i mbroid gan bhrí, Do bhrisfinn béim duit ar an loch sin Bhéasaigh A fhliuchfadh do bhéal is do chorp istigh.

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