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Lucan CC celebrates Poetry Ireland Day 2019

On Poetry Ireland Day earlier this month, the LLN carried out a poll on both students and staff on their favourite poems.

It appears our very own Seamus Heaney is the most popular poet with both students and staff.

The students’ favourite Heaney poems are: Blackberry Picking;

When All The Others Were Away At Mass; Mid-term Break and

The Early Purges.

The teachers’ favourite Heaney poems are: Postscript, The Tollund Man, Requiem for the Croppies, When All the Others Were Away At Mass and Anything Can Happen.

Favourites with the students are:

The Lake Isle of Innisfree WB Yeats

Daffodils William Wordsworth

Timothy Winters Charles Causley

Tich Miller Wendy Cope

The Road Not Taken Robert Frost

Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen

Favourites with the teachers are:

In Flanders Fields John McCrae

The Wayfarer Patrick Henry Pearse

On Raglan Road Patrick Kavanagh

Begin Brendan Kennelly

I See You Dancing, Father Brendan Kennelly

An Irish Airman Foresees his Death WB Yeats

No Second Troy WB Yeats

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven WB Yeats

Ulysses Alfred Tennyson

Inniskeen Road: July Evening Patrick Kavanagh

Fern Hill Dylan Thomas

Little Red Cap Carol Ann Duffy

 

Take time out to read some of these beautiful poems. The LLN & the English Department at LCC will always continue to foster a love for Poetry with the students, both in the reading and writing of poetry.

“Words, words were truly alive on the tongue, in the head

Warm, beating, frantic, winged; music and blood

But then I was young.”

From “Little Red Cap” by Carol Ann Duffy

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