Poet as someone I envy


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there are not many poets that i envy – but here is an example of a piece of work that makes me wish i had been born this man. Also included a stunning reading of it by Liam Clancy

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Mary Hynes

(The most beautiful woman in the West. Padraic Fallon translation
of the Anthony Raftery poem)

That Sunday, on my oath, the rain was a heavy overcoat
on a poor poet; and when the rain began in fleeces
of water to buck-leap like a goat, I was only a walking
penence reaching Kiltartan

and there so suddenly that my cold spine broke out
on the arch of my back in a rainbow;
this woman surged out of the day with so much sunlight,
that I was nailed there like a scarecrow.

But I found my tongue and a breath to balance it,
and I said:

‘If I’d bow to you…

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  • Edward-David Ruiz  On August 21, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Thanks for adding more to my education re: Poetry of Ireland/Poetry of the West. All’s well here, and we trust it’s the same yonder. e/s

    Liked by 1 person

    • pdlyons  On August 22, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      A Ok here. hope scotty is feeling better

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