PATRICK HENRY PEARSE
(1879 - 1916)
WRITER - IRISH PATRIOT
Anniversary of Easter Uprising.
Day Pictorial Cancellation
by his homosexual desires and devoutly Roman Catholic, Patrick Pearse
are ye torturing me, O desires of my heart?
me and paining me by day and by night?
me as a poor deer would be hunted on a hill,
There's not ease to my paining in the loneliness of the hills ..
No satisfying can come to my desires while I live ...
And forever I shall not sleep till I sleep in the grave.
Pearse chose death. As leader of the 'Easter Rebellion' against British rule,
was captured, court-martialed and condemned to die by the firing squad.
Copyright Louis Paul Hennefeld 1983