Thomas MacDonagh was an Irish political activist, poet, playwright and revolutionary leader. He was one of the seven leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916, one of the 7 signers of the Irish Proclamation and Commandant of the 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade of the Irish Volunteers, which fought in Jacob's biscuit factory. His image and quotes custom printed on 100% ring spun cotton T-shirt.
There is no moral to my song,
I praise no right, I blame no wrong;
I tell of things that I have seen,
I show the man that I have been
As simply as a poet can
Who knows himself poet and man.”
Love is cruel, love is sweet,--
Lovers sigh till lovers meet,
Sigh and meet--
Sigh and meet, and sigh again--
Cruel sweet! O sweetest pain!
Love is blind -- but love is sly,
Blind and sly.
Thoughts are bold, but words are shy
Bold and shy--
Bold and shy, and bold again--
Sweet is boldness,-- shyness pain.
Lament for Thomas MacDonagh
He shall not hear the bittern cry
In the wild sky, where he is lain,
Nor voices of the sweeter birds
Above the wailing of the rain.
Nor shall he know when loud March blows
Thro' slanting snows her fanfare shrill,
Blowing to flame the golden cup
Of many an upset daffodil.
But when the dark cow leaves the moor,
And pastures poor with greedy weeds,
Perhaps he'll hear her low at morn,
Lifting her horn in pleasant meads.