A Poetry of Petition: W. B. Yeats's “The Stare's Nest by my Window” and Derek Mahon's “A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford” --- Patrick J. Keane | Numéro Cinq
Two great Irish poems, a debt to Wordsworth, and Patrick J. Keane‘s synthetic/syncretic mind teach us here how to draw value from humble things in time of trouble (our time, among others) and offer a plea for significance enacted in Derek Mahon’s line “Let not our naïve labours have been in vain.” This plea rings