On Waking – Poem By Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell was an Irish Republican from Belfast. He was a social activist and prolific poet. On Waking SLEEP, gray brother of death, Has touched me, And passed on. I arise, facing the east— Pearl-doored sanctuary From which the light, Hand-linked with dew and fire, Dances. Hail, essence, hail! Fill the windows of my soul […]

Summary From A Dark Place – Poem By Resident Poet, A.D.

Here is a hard-hitting piece of free verse from our resident Irish poet, A.D. This offering speaks of the manner in which Capitalism exploits and diminishes the lives of the citizenry. Summary from a Dark Place   The patchwork sky is undecided, hold or release Trees wait patiently and shuffle in anticipation Troubled minions flit […]

At Harvest – Poem By Joseph Campbell

This timely seasonal poem is from a Belfast Republican, Joseph Campbell, now deceased. He was also known as Seosamh MacCathmhaoil. Campbell took part in the Easter Rising of 1916, providing support to the rebels, and was a member of Sinn Féin in the 1920’s, being interned by Free State forces during the Civil War. After his marriage […]

Faery Dream – Irish Poem On The Little People

Rebel Voice is delighted to bring you this new piece of verse from our resident poet, A.D. It tells the tale of a man who has a vivid dream of an encounter with the Faery Folk of Ireland. However, he is left wondering if indeed it was a dream or did it really happen. With […]

I Am The Mountainy Singer – Poem By Joseph Campbell

From the well regarded Irish poet, sadly deceased, who was an active Irish Republican. I Am The Mountainy Singer I am the mountainy singer- The voice of the peasant’s dream, The cry of the wind on the wooded hill, The leap of the fish in the stream. Quiet and love I sing- The carn on […]

Dialogue With An Artist – Matthew Sweeney Poem

Matthew Sweeney was a well regarded Irish poet from Donegal who passed on recently (5th August, 2018). His work has been translated into many languages and he would be seen as one of the top 5 internationally renowned bards from the Emerald Isle. Dialogue With An Artist I used to paint the sea, but never […]

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 […]

The Blind Man At The Fair – Poem By Joseph Campbell

The Blind Man At The Fair O TO be blind! To know the darkness that I know. The stir I hear is empty wind, The people idly come and go. The sun is black, tho’ warm and kind, The horsemen ride, the streamers blow Vainly in the fluky wind, For all is darkness where I […]

The Gombeen Man – Protest Poem

The Gombeen Man is a reviled figure from Irish history. During An Gorta Mór (The Great Famine), he was the one who sold the starving people food and other essentials at exorbitant prices, or gave credit at extortionate rates. Desperate people gave all they had for the items needed to keep their families alive. The […]