The Hills Of Cualann – Poem By Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell was an Irish Republican poet, 1879-1944. He was known in Gaelic as Seosamh MacCathmhaoil. His poems have been set to music by numerous artists.

The Hills of Cualann

In the youth of summer

The hills of Cualann

Are two golden horns,

Two breasts of chiding,

Two tents of light.

 

In the ancient winter

They are two rusted swords,

Two waves of darkness,

Two moons of ice.

Joseph Campbell

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