Patrick Kavanagh

Seed-Wheat, 1916-22

We then were fed
On stars, not bread,
And when we stepped
From hill to hill
'Twas logic - 
Not a miracle,
For we were fed
On stars, not bread.
And we have still
From hill to hill
Men striding with
The ancient tread.
And what was myth
And high-star fed
Is the germ of a people's 
Daily bread.

(22 June 1943)
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