The Curse

Original Text: 
J. M. Synge, Poems and translations (Churchtown, Dundrum: Cuala Press, 1909). del S993 A15 1909 Fisher Rare Book Library.
To a sister of an enemy of the author's who disapproved of `The Playboy'
1Lord, confound this surly sister,
2Blight her brow with blotch and blister,
3Cramp her larynx, lung, and liver,
4In her guts a galling give her.
5Let her live to earn her dinners
7Lord, this judgment quickly bring,
8And I'm your servant, J. M. Synge.


6] Mountjoy: prison in Dublin. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.