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Three Magpies a Wedding Watched

To Geraldine & Joe, on the occasion of their wedding! There is an old Irish tradition that three magpies at a wedding …

Fishermens Tales

Castiglione’s advise on this, well known to Yeats, was literally taken to heart. The courtier must create an image of the beloved …

Lovers of the Lakes of Tears

The Imilchil wedding festival is an annual gathering of the Berber peoples so betrothals can take place. Unlike other Islamic societies, Berbers …

Flight of Mad Sweeney

He flies over where the Devil could not walk Singing his mournful song of despair The places he has been and all …

Two Swans

Two swans swimming in the river cold Meet beak to beak together In love for life it is said These birds are …

The Donkey and the Thistle

“Shy but willing, like an ass at a thistle” Longford saying about a person interested but hesitant and afraid to pursue what …

Before We Forgot

Before we forgot Thanks to dogma preached We worried not If sacrament we had reached Before sharing each other Neath the skies …

Three Roses In Her Hand

Three roses she held in her hand For all the world to see One each from two Pretenders A single rose from …