Patrick Kavanagh, "Shancoduff" (c. 1930)

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Patrick Kavanagh, "Shancoduff"

 

Editorial Note

This poem is, of course, not actually 'set' in Switzerland. Nevertheless, the Alps and, in particular, the Matterhorn, loom large as points of reference, and of contrast.

See also Ciaran Carson's "All the Better to See You With," where the Matterhorn also serves as a 'merely' imaginary point of reference.