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