Death. Last night, Death paused briefly at my door Like a shadow He moved across the floor I felt the icy chill of his breath I knew He had come, the Lord of Death As He passed, in silence and in stealth No fear, no terror nor fright I felt He paused for a moment, […]Read more "Death."
From A Distant Shore. Like a wave crashing upon countless shores A wild winter’s wind rages and roars Leaving debris strewn across rocks and sand Creating patterns we can not understand Neither decipher nor read Rock and stone, pebbles and sea weed From ancient and forgotten places they hale Scattered seashells, sand and shale Each […]Read more "From A DISTANT SHORE."
Last of the Leprechauns ! Have you ever met a Leprechaun ? I did once, he told me his name was Seán Surely you have heard of them in tales of old Of their riches and wealth and their elusive crocks of gold They can leave you with a blessing or a curse You never […]Read more "Last of the Leprechauns !"
The Loss of Innocence and Wonder. The sound of laughter ripples through the air Children playing without a worry or care The slightest whisper of a breeze, in a cloudless sky A little girl’s eyes full of wonder, catches a beautiful butterfly Then giggles in delight as she watched it flutter away While the adults […]Read more "The Loss of Innocence and Wonder."
THE HOUND OF ULSTER. When Setanta was a young boy A hurling stick was his favourite toy He practised long and hard each day Learning the skills of the warrior’s way A hero, a legend, he would come to be A life of bloody battles, pain and tragedy The royal blacksmith Culainn, was hosting a […]Read more "The Hound of Ulster."
Another Fool. I should have known from the very start That you would be the one, to break my heart You held me captive from the moment we first met Oh how could I ever forget The first time I saw you standing there Running your fingers through your long dark hair The way you […]Read more "Another Fool."
And When your Dreams Turn to Dust. If only, could have and should have – are all you can say The aspirations of yesterday become the regrets of today And when your dreams lie broken and shattered Leaving you confused and scattered The four winds whisper and sigh And you ask yourself why oh why […]Read more "And When your Dreams Turn to Dust"
The Dark of the Moon. The Silver Queen arises and wakes Her celestial journey she undertakes Once again, from the dark of the moon She dances in harmony and in tune A new moon will rise tomorrow night Gradually changing from darkness to light As she moves through the phases to first quarter Faint flickers […]Read more "The Dark of the Moon."
A Lament for Fungie – the Dingle Dolphin. Have you heard about Fungie, the Dingle Dolphin Famous for his friendly antics and his cheeky grin Off the Wild Atlantic Coast he was making his way Stopping off in Dingle, he decided to stay No one knows why, perhaps it was the boredom Perhaps it was […]Read more "A Lament for Fungie – the Dingle Dolphin."
I have been through Heaven and Hell And lived with many tales to tell Few could imagine, the wonders I have seen Or the joyful places I have been Nor have they felt the sorrow and the pain Of the wind and the storms and the winter rain Or the beauty of morning sunlight, glinting […]Read more "A Minstrel on the Wing."