[Home] [Introduction] [Family Gateway] [South Armagh] [County Down] [Song and Story] [Local News] [Site Map] [Sign our Guest Book] [Links] [What's New?]

Katherine Tynan Hingston

Irish poet and novelist whose works are dominated by the combined influences of Catholicism and Irish patriotism.Like the poet William Butler Yeats, she developed a deep and abiding interest in Celtic mythology.

Her Collected Poems were published in 1930. A prodigious writer, she produced five autobiographical volumes: Twenty-five Years (1913), The Middle Years (1917), The Years of the Shadow (1919), The Wandering Years (1922), and Memories (1924). She also wrote more than 100 romantic novels, the best-known of which is The House in the Forest (1928)

Further Information

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

There's music in my heart all day,
I hear it late and early,
It comes from fields are far away,
The wind that shakes the barley.

Above the uplands drenched with dew
The sky hangs soft and pearly,
An emerald world is listening to
The wind that shakes the barley.

Above the bluest mountain crest
The lark is singing rarely,
It rocks the singer into rest,
The wind that shakes the barley.

Oh, still through summers and through springs
It calls me late and early.
Come home, come home, come home, it sings,
The wind that shakes the barley.