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The Apple Of Eden

Fruit of a tree that begot sin And led poor Adam astray, When misled by a lusty Eve In Edens garden one …

Donkey Innovation

The donkey of the whip was tired Bringing its cart and load from A to B A way out of its horrific …

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 …

To One Side I Must Cast My Pen

Verses written win all hearts bar hers She is a slave to life, passion and chance: I am a walker of safe …

Life Flies By

Villages fly by as I Life’s eternal wanderer Who seeks to put down root From where his people came Do not stop …

God Save Us From The Preachers

Sometimes, men of the cloth with wicked words, spread hate and so are agents of evil… the latest of the old poems …

Alchemy in Reverse

The wizard that is life and its cruel blows Takes the dreams we have been sold Smashes them before our very eyes …

Give to Me a Bawdy and Loud Lady

Give to me a bawdy and loud lady One who dances, swears and sings Who loves my friends the more for their …

Walking Away

Music: Guilherme Schroeter Singing: Guilherme Schroeter Lyrics: Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

Bloody War of Romance

It died at birth, not that it lived Just a notion, foolish, a man Has to dream, to live, to desire But …

Lettera D’amore

Cara mia, ti voglio bene… “My darling, I love you The words to her I wanted to say But I never did, …

Four Letters Long: The Biggest Words

“Love was biggest word, the hardest to write” – Seamus Heaney The biggest words, four letters long: not in what they are:But …

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