A Broadside: No. 11, Second Year

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Title

A Broadside: No. 11, Second Year

Subject

Ireland
Dun Emer Press
Cuala Press
Irish Literary Revival
The Gaelic Revival
A Broaadside

Description

PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY E. C. YEATS AT THE CUALA PRESS, CHURCHTOWN, DUNDRUM, COUNTY DUBLIN, SUBSCRIPTION TWELVE SHILLINGS A YEAR POST FREE.
300 copies.
The woodcut on page [3] has caption: "THE PILOT". Signed by Jack B. Yeats.

Creator

E. C. Yeats
Jack B. Yeats
James Stephens

Publisher

Cuala Press

Date

April, 1910

Text

THE ADVENTURES OF SEUMAS BEG
THE VISIT FROM ABROAD
I saw a speck blow up against the sky
As little as a leaf. Then it came near
And broadened - 'Tis a bird, said I
And fetched my bow and arrows. It was queer.
It grew more big and big till like a blot
It squattered past a cloud, then it came down
All crumply and it waggled such a lot
I feared that it would fall. It was a brown
Old carpet where a man was sitting snug.
He reached the ground and started quick to sew
A big hole in the middle of the rug:
And he was looking every side to know
Was anybody coming. Then with a twist
He flew away - I fired but missed.
James Stephens

THE ADVENTURES OF SEUMAS BEG
IN THE ORCHARD
There was a giant by the Orchard Wall
Peeping about on this side and on that
And feeling in the trees. He was as tall
As the big apple tree and twice as fat.
His beard was long, and listen, I saw there
Were leaves and bits of grass stuck in his hair.

He held a big black club in his right hand,
And with the other searched in every tree
For something that he knew of. You could stand
Right up beside him and not reach his knee,
So mighty big he was. I was in fear
That he might turn and see me standing near.

I tried to get away, and as I slid
Under a bush, he saw me and he bent
Far down and said 'where is the princess hid?'
So I said 'there' and pointed - so he went.
And when he looked I turned and simply flew
Round by the lilac bushes, back to you.
James Stephens.

Original Format

Broadside

Citation

E. C. Yeats, Jack B. Yeats , and James Stephens, “A Broadside: No. 11, Second Year,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed December 13, 2018, http://lc-digital.conncoll.edu/items/show/1369.