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The Dublin Lady
by David Sissons

In honor of mothers everywhere, and especially those of Irish descent, we asked our resident poet laureate, TaraDave, if he would allow us to publish his beautiful tribute to his Dublin-born mam. Here is his gift to mothers everywhere, no matter where you were born.
Happy Mother's Day - we'll try to find out how to write it and say it in Gaelic!

The days are long since over but the memories I will keep
Of young eyes growing heavy as I'm falling off to sleep
Nestling ever cozily upon my mammy's knee
Contented in the love and warmth she always gave to me
And turning back the pages if I only could
To say the nice things left unsaid today I surely would
To look into those loving eyes deep in emerald hue
Surrounded by a cloak of love and a heart so warm and true
Now her days are over but she left me with so much
No money, jewels or plastic things her abundant love my crutch
As I listen to her music of a place she held so dear
I will sing each verse and chorus-knowing mam is ever near.

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No matter who does the collecting, the works stand on their own but this is an excellent compilation and well worth adding to your library.
Click here for Yeats.


1000 Years of Irish Poetry: The Gaelic and Anglo Irish Poets from Pagan Times to the Present
by Kathleen Hoagland

Interested in Irish Poetry?Here's the easy way to collect them all (well, almost all, anyway).
Malachy McCourt says in his introduction, "With the republication of this book, the Irish recover under their roof of stars all the great poets and writers who have been falsely claimed by the saxon crown and its minions - even our reprobates."
Amazon states this is out of stock. They still have used copies for almost nothing (except shipping - chuckle). If you would like a new edition, it was available at Powell's. We can't promise it's still there. Click here for Powell's 1000 Years.
Click here for used at Amazon.


 

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