Patrick Kavanagh quotes- 10 of
Leafy-with-love banks and the green waters of the canal
Pouring redemption for me,
For this soul needs to be honoured
O unworn world enrapture me, enrapture me in a web
Of fabulous grass and eternal voices by a beech,
I have lived in important places, times
When great events were decided,
Homer's ghost came whispering to my mind.
He said: I made the Iliad from such
On the stem
Of memory imaginations blossom.
"Take your choice, take your choice,"
Called the breeze through the bridge's eye.
"God the Gay is not the Wise."
The knife of penance fell so like a blade
Of grass that no one was afraid.
His curate passed on a bicycle--
He had the haughty intellectual look
Of the man who never reads in brook or book;
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