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October 18, 2008

Irish Imaginary

Irish Imaginary

A chair is standing on top of a hill

Approach it now and take a seat, the view

Will change to suit your every childish will.

You look out now at what you never knew

Deep breath, my friend, now tell me what you see:

A myth in landscape, Irish green below

Where trees, between red leaves, set sunlight free

And Cyhiraeth, a druid walks. A crow

In flight draws Celtic filigree above.

In evening peace the sunlight then exhales

To pink/grey clouds. You feel at last the love

For Ireland; for her emerald, primal tales.

           Awake, a break, the IRA, a scream

           You close your eyes and cling to Ireland’s dream.


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