James Stephens

James Stephens was an Irish novelist and poet. James' mother worked in the home of the Collins family of Dublin and was adopted by them. James was brought up in a Protestant orphanage, the Meath Protestant Industrial School for Boys. Wikipedia

Bessie Bobtail

As down the street she wambled slow, She had not got a place to go: She had not got a place to fall And rest herself—no place at all. She stumped along and wagged her pate And said a thing was desperate.Her face was screwed and wrinkled tight Just like a...

By James Stephens
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11 November

The Waste Places

As a naked man I go Through the desert sore afraid, Holding up my head although I’m as frightened as a maid.The couching lion there I saw From barren rocks lift up his eye; He parts the cactus with his paw, He stares at me as I go by.He would follow...

By James Stephens
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07 May