Joseph Campbell Two Poems

Two poems instead of one, ‘When Rooks fly homeward’ and ‘Night and I travelling’.

Joseph Campbell (1879-1944) wrote fine lyric poetry. He’s very much a footnote poet; a name that turns up in other people’s biographies, or the footnotes in histories of modern verse, but he’s so much better than that suggests. A Northern Irish Catholic, who didn’t play the twinkly eyed Irishman for the English public, his poems, especailly in ‘Irishry’, are careful observations of the world around him. These two short poems are personal favourites.
If you’re interested you can read more about him at the link below, as well as some more of his poems. .