“You are light in my hand as a windrush might be.”
When you felt the red fire
Of the forge, as it played,
Did you feel,
Too, my swordsman’s desire
Run like blood on your blade
And blue steel?
A wonderful set of broadsides from turn of the century Ireland, illustrated by the artist Jack B. Yeats.
Each edition was just 300 copies. Art speaks to whomever will listen.
You can see the collection here at the Villanova digital library.