From the moving and erotic lovesongs of anonymous Celts, to the works of Early Christians, and the ballads and love songs passed down by word of mouth through Irish tradition, this anthology gathers together an abundant harvest -- the 18th century 'Lament for Art O'Laoire' by his grieving wife, Jonathan Swift's lines to Vanessa. Modern poets such as Nobel Prize winners W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney are also represented as are the younger generation of emerging Irish poets.
A perfect gift on an enduring and universal theme.
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