A Broadside: No. 3

Title

A Broadside: No. 3

Subject

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

Description

PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE CUALA PRESS, CHURCHTOWN, DUNDRUM, COUNTY DUBLIN: FORMERLY DUN EMER PRESS. SUBSCRIPTION TWELVE SHILLINGS A YEAR POST FREE.
300 copies only.
Woodcut on page [2] has caption: "TRAMPS". Signed Jack B. Yeats.
Woodcut on page [3] has caption: "A YOUTHFUL PIRATE". Signed Jack B. Yeats.

Creator

Jack B. Yeats
Ernest Rhys

Publisher

Cuala Press

Date

August, 1908.

Text

THE SWORDSMAN TO HIS SWORD
You are light in my hand
As a windrush might be,-
Ay, so light
As the froth on the sand
Or the foam on the sea,
And as bright

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?

There is one I have seen
Step from darkness this night,
Like the morrow
That comes dawning between
Darkest walls, like delight
After sorrow.

For her sake, be a brand
In my spirit's eclipse;
Be a flame,
Be a flash in my hand,
And a laugh on the lips
Of my fame.

And her secret appeal,
And my deathless desire,
Taking word,-
In her need be a wheel
About her of fire,
My bright sword.
Ernest Rhys

Original Format

Broadside

Files

003.pdf

Citation

Jack B. Yeats and Ernest Rhys, “A Broadside: No. 3,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed October 4, 2022, https://lc-digital.conncoll.edu/items/show/1348.