Friday 28th November 2008 7:57 pm
Here are some seasonal poems for Halloween, all true, as told by my family from North Longford...
"Old Clonbroney" is the story of a man who met a headless horseman when calling on a neighbour after moving into the area.Above:
(left) Irish famine victim with children
(right) A black dog, thought of as a damned soul or personification of Satan
Apperantly this is actually true, the miller ...
Saturday 18th October 2008 9:14 pm
An CailÃn Bocht Marbh
Ãileann a bhÃ a h-aghaidh,
Agus dathÃºil soilÃ©ir a bhÃ a tÃ³n,
BhÃ airgead go leor ina pÃ³ca,
Agus cÃ³icÃ©ain suas a srÃ³n.
DâfhÃ©ach daoine uirthi,
CailÃn Ã³g dâfhiche bliain dâaois,
BhÃ a pictiÃºr sna nuachtÃ¡in,
Agus ar an teilifÃs
BhÃ soal breÃ¡ Ã³s a cÃ³ir,
BhÃ gach rud ceart go leor,
Agus nuair a fua...
Wednesday 10th September 2008 1:17 pm
I have added some new sections to my website http://www.writingsinrhyme.com and also some poems have been added to the site. Fopr those who like foreign language poems, I have some in Irish, French and German, and also a couple of Haikus in Serbian, and a poem translated to Filipino... just to cap things off.
If anyone wants to translate a poem for me, email me to let me know of it, and Ill post ...
Tuesday 15th July 2008 5:06 pm
Nothing but a shadow now
That cannot be seen by the eye
And others that never knew her
See not she passes by
And walks the fields of her youth
So different in her day
Where she lost in war the one she loved
And afterwords pined away.
Yes, a lovely corpse she made
Dead when young and in her prime
How cruel is it that God He says
That now it is their time.
But did she not upon her death
Meet her love on the ot...
Friday 4th July 2008 3:59 pm
Whose Heart Does She Make Beat Faster?
Whose heart does she make beat faster
As she once did to mine?
She of the smile that won my heart
She was to me divine
And as all angels do
She flew away from me
And I the fool the love I had
I never let her see
But someone somewhere has a beating heart
That she makes beat faster still
As mine did then when her I knew
And always will until
Upon my deathbed when of ag...
Monday 16th June 2008 12:00 am
A Smile Unseen At Night
Monday 26th May 2008 3:15 pm
The Devil on the street stood trying to temp men to sin
So he opened up a whorehouse and invited all men in
He set himself up as a fair man, in whom both the lady's and their Johns could t...
Thursday 15th May 2008 3:37 pm
Barking Dogs and Iraq
Two dogs were fighting on the street
Barking and biting over a piece of meat
That a third dog, passing, gobbled and ran
As dogs do because they can
As a child onthe pavement walking by
Stood before them and started to cry
Saying she feared such dogs biting, with their teeth bared
Was told they are just squabbling and not to be scared.
And you dear reader, I know well
Ask: what d...
Friday 9th May 2008 10:20 pm
Shall Another Read My Words
Shall another read my words
In a far off distant day
I hope that they enjoy the rhymes
That I on paper lay.
And if they look in wonder
At the world that through my eyes is seen
Then, I the writer will have known
My life as a writer: a waste has not been
Friday 2nd May 2008 8:21 pm
The workers pain is for the employers gain
As to do his work de does strive
Who from the harvest gets barely a grain
Enough just to let him survive
The employer merely for sitting and for work setting
And investing money, thereby risking all
The weight of the profit he is getting
To lose as much should the venture fall.
Is this right that this is so?
That this state of ...
Thursday 24th April 2008 10:45 pm
Wednesday 23rd April 2008 4:18 pm
The Ballad of the Turn of Luck
Life throws men such hardship
And misfortune, having no job or work to do,
It seems that its unbeatable,
And its going to beat you.
But a tale we tell of Vice Kearney
Who had children three
A poor house with a leaking roof
Seemingly no hope could there be...
Each week at the dole office
His name hed sign for his dole
A ritual for survical
That tore at his very soul
As it tea...
Thursday 17th April 2008 5:04 pm
The figure of Irish mythology featured in the poem Hound for Iraq, should have been Setanta, not Finn Mac Cool, it has been pointed out to me.
Shame on me!!!
I will edit it to suit, and now have to change a rhyme on one of the verses to suit :-(
Must be more careful in future!!!
Tuesday 15th April 2008 5:04 pm
Irish Language Poems
BrionglÃ³ideanna de Bhaldraithe
BrionglÃ³ideanna de Bhaldraithe TÃ¡ sÃ© folamh, an bÃ³thar anocht, NÃl aon cheol, nÃl aon spraoi, Na cailÃnÃ Ã³ga , NÃ go maith ag damhsa a bhfuil siad. NÃl na buachaillÃ mÃ³ra ag imirt, Peil agus iomÃ¡inÃocht i rith an lae, Agus nÃ raibh siad ag casadh poirt,, NÃl Ã©i...
BrionglÃ³ideanna de Bhaldraithe
TÃ¡ sÃ© folamh, an bÃ³thar anocht,
NÃl aon cheol, nÃl aon spraoi,
Na cailÃnÃ Ã³ga ,
NÃ go maith ag damhsa a bhfuil siad.
NÃl na buachaillÃ mÃ³ra ag imirt,
Peil agus iomÃ¡inÃocht i rith an lae,
Agus nÃ raibh siad ag casadh poirt,,
Sunday 13th April 2008 1:27 am
The Banishment from the Garden
The Garden of Eden and the Fall of Man,
c.1610-12, by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hendrick de Clerck STAATSGALERIE NEUBURG AN DER DONAU, BAYERISCHE STAATSGEMALDESAMMLUNGEN
The Lord looked down and saw man
The man who could not see
That he was naked as when born
And that neither was she.
And after eating the apple,
They saw, and to thier shame
They hid from view ...
Saturday 5th April 2008 8:40 pm
For Sale A Soul and A Body Whole
Ladys of the night offering solace to lonely men
Giving meaning to thier sad and lonely lives
Some who otherwise would have never known a womans touch
Other who no longer enjoy life with their wives.
Ladies of the night with hungry children
Offering themselves, their souls, out of need
To unthankful strangers who use and abuse them
The women only think that now...
Friday 4th April 2008 8:42 pm
Ah, begob... another bleedin blog!!! Im useless at them, also keeping lists of spending, income etc. So Ill use this one for posting some of my work!!! :-)
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Friday 4th April 2008 7:47 pm
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