George William Russell

Biography of George William Russell (1867 – 1935)

George William Russell
George William Russell (1867-1935)

George William Russell went by the psuedonym AE. He was an Irish author who was born in Lurgan and educated in Dublin. An active member of the Irish nationalist movement, he edited the Irish Homestead (1904-23) and the Irish Statesman (1923-30). He worked with Sir Horace Plunkett for Irish agricultural improvement, and he was also a talented amateur painter and a renowned conversationalist. Russell was one of the major writers in the Irish literary renaissance. His poems and plays are noted for their mystical tone, their delicate melodious style, and their view of humanity’s spiritual nature. Among his works are Homeward: Songs by the Way (1894), The Candle of Vision (1918), and Selected Poems (1935).

Met fellow poet and mysticist W. B. Yeats in Dublin 1881 when they both studied at the Metropolitan School of Art.

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Poems By George William Russell

Collected Poems by A.E.

1. Epigram (No Comments »)
2. Awakening (No Comments »)
3. By the Margin of the Great Deep (No Comments »)
4. The Unknown God (No Comments »)
5. The Hermit (No Comments »)
6. Oversoul (No Comments »)
7. The Great Breath (No Comments »)
8. Dusk (No Comments »)
9. Night (No Comments »)
10. Dawn (No Comments »)
11. Day (No Comments »)
12. Echoes (No Comments »)
13. Star Teachers (No Comments »)
14. Winter (No Comments »)
15. Answer (No Comments »)
16. The Gift (No Comments »)
17. The Divine Vision (No Comments »)
18. Frolic (No Comments »)
19. Desire (No Comments »)
20. The Place of Rest (No Comments »)
21. The Dawn of Darkness (No Comments »)
22. Waiting (No Comments »)
23. The Symbol Seduces (No Comments »)
24. Rest (No Comments »)
25. Pity (No Comments »)
26. The City (No Comments »)
27. Dust (No Comments »)
28. The Virgin Mother (No Comments »)
29. Dana (No Comments »)
30. The Earth Breath (No Comments »)
31. Alter Ego (No Comments »)
32. Natural Magic (No Comments »)
33. Childhood (No Comments »)
34. Three Counsellors (No Comments »)
35. Symbolism (No Comments »)
36. Immortality (No Comments »)
37. Mystery (No Comments »)
38. A New World (No Comments »)
39. Sacrifice (No Comments »)
40. Brotherhood (No Comments »)
41. On a Hill-top (No Comments »)
42. The Voice of the Waters (No Comments »)
43. Krishna (No Comments »)
44. Freedom (No Comments »)
45. The Earth (No Comments »)
46. To One Consecrated (No Comments »)
47. Forgiveness (No Comments »)
48. A Woman’s Voice (No Comments »)
49. The Spirit of the Gay (No Comments »)
50. Heroic Love (No Comments »)
51. Divine Visitation (No Comments »)
52. Parting (No Comments »)
53. Night (No Comments »)
54. Dawn Song (No Comments »)
55. The Hour of the King (No Comments »)
56. The Heroes (No Comments »)
57. Pain (No Comments »)
58. Self-Discipline (No Comments »)
59. The Man to the Angel (No Comments »)
60. A Vision of Beauty (No Comments »)
61. The Vesture of the Soul (No Comments »)
62. The Free (No Comments »)
63. Comfort (No Comments »)
64. Warning (No Comments »)
65. Dream Love (No Comments »)
66. Refuge (No Comments »)
67. The Burning-Glass (No Comments »)
68. Babylon (No Comments »)
69. The Faces of Memory (No Comments »)
70. The Message (No Comments »)
71. The Singing Silences (No Comments »)
72. Affinity (No Comments »)
73. A Call (No Comments »)
74. Carrowmore (No Comments »)
75. The Dream of the Children (No Comments »)
76. Inspiration (No Comments »)
77. A Memory (No Comments »)
78. A Summer Night (No Comments »)
79. The Weaver of Souls (No Comments »)
80. The Silence of Love (No Comments »)
81. Creation (No Comments »)
82. The Winds of Angus (No Comments »)
83. Aphrodite (No Comments »)
84. The Memory of Earth (No Comments »)
85. The Veils of Maya (No Comments »)
86. In the Womb (No Comments »)
87. Sung on a By-way (No Comments »)
88. Janus (No Comments »)
89. The Grey Eros (No Comments »)
90. Duality (No Comments »)
91. Truth (No Comments »)
92. Fantasy (No Comments »)
93. The Mountaineer (No Comments »)
94. The Golden Age (No Comments »)
95. The Master Singer (No Comments »)
96. Inheritance (No Comments »)
97. In As Much … (No Comments »)
98. The Seer (No Comments »)
99. A New Being (No Comments »)
100. Light and Dark (No Comments »)
101. Recall (No Comments »)
102. A Leader (No Comments »)
103. The Last Hero (No Comments »)
104. The Pain of Earth (No Comments »)
105. Unconscious (No Comments »)
106. Love (No Comments »)
107. Om (No Comments »)
108. Indian Song (No Comments »)
109. The Nuts of Knowledge (No Comments »)
110. Children of Lir (No Comments »)
111. Prayer (No Comments »)
112. Benediction (No Comments »)
113. The Mid-World (No Comments »)
114. Remembrance (No Comments »)
115. The Vision of Love (No Comments »)
116. The Christ-sword (No Comments »)
117. Blindness (No Comments »)
118. Whom We Worship (No Comments »)
119. Reflections (No Comments »)
120. The Morning Star (No Comments »)
121. Illusion (No Comments »)
122. The Dream (No Comments »)
123. Mistrust (No Comments »)
124. Alien (No Comments »)
125. The Tide of Sorrow (No Comments »)
126. Weariness (No Comments »)
127. The Twilight of Earth (No Comments »)
128. The Garden of God (No Comments »)
129. A Prayer (No Comments »)
130. A Last Counsel (No Comments »)
131. Ordeal (No Comments »)
132. A Farewell (No Comments »)
133. The Voice of the Sea (No Comments »)
134. The Hour of Twilight (No Comments »)
135. Our Thrones Decay (No Comments »)
136. Recollection (No Comments »)
137. The Well of All-Healing (No Comments »)
138. A New Theme (No Comments »)
139. The Fountain of Shadowy Beauty (No Comments »)
140. The Feast of Age (No Comments »)
141. Glory and Shadow (No Comments »)
142. The Robing of the King (No Comments »)
143. A Call of the Sidhe (No Comments »)
144. On a Hillside (No Comments »)
145. A Return (No Comments »)
146. The Child of Destiny (No Comments »)
147. Magic (No Comments »)
148. Breaghy (No Comments »)
149. A Farewell (No Comments »)
150. On Behalf of Some Irishmen not Followers of Tradition (No Comments »)
151. An Irish Face (No Comments »)
152. In Connemara (No Comments »)
153. Twilight by the Cabin (No Comments »)
154. Kinship (No Comments »)
155. The Joy of Earth (No Comments »)
156. The Iron Age (No Comments »)
157. Age and Youth (No Comments »)
158. The Parting of Ways (No Comments »)
159. Hope in Failure (No Comments »)
160. Faith (No Comments »)
161. A Midnight Meditation (No Comments »)
162. Endurance (No Comments »)
163. Destiny (No Comments »)
164. When (No Comments »)
165. Transformations (No Comments »)
166. Tragedy (No Comments »)
167. The Everlasting Battle (No Comments »)
168. In Memoriam (No Comments »)
169. Momentary (No Comments »)
170. Unity (No Comments »)
171. Content (No Comments »)
172. Reconciliation (No Comments »)
173. Epilogue (No Comments »)

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