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St. Patrick's Day Poems

Poems for when everyone is Irish for one day.

Whether you’re homesick for your bonny isle or you’re simply joining in the festivities, here are some poems to help you mark St. Patrick’s Day. Transport yourself to the homeland with a classic by Yeats, or read contemporary Irish renditions by Eavan Boland and Conor O’Callaghan. If you’re celebrating with libations, you might sip from Yeats’s “Drinking Song” or partake in Hayden Carruth’s “Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey.” But don’t forget to come back in the morning for your penance, when “Sober Song” might help dry you out.

 

St. Patrick's Day” by Derek Mahon

“Down By the Sally Gardens” by William Butler Yeats

“The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats

“The Lost Land” by Eavan Boland

“The Little Waves of Breffny” by Eva Gore-Booth

“Song” by James Joyce

“Game Night” by Conor O’Callaghan

“A Drinking Song” by William Butler Yeats

“Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey” by Hayden Carruth

“Sober Song” by Barton Sutter

“St. Patrick’s Day: With an Irish Shamrock” by Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna

“St. Patrick’s Day” by Eliza Cook

“St. Patrick’s Day” by Jean Blewett

“Easter Week” by Joyce Kilmer

“Corned Beef and Cabbage” by George Bilgere

 

 

 

Poem Sampler

St. Patrick's Day Poems

Poems for when everyone is Irish for one day.

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