Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
Friday 28th November 2008 7:57 pm
"Old Clonbroney" is the story of a man who met a headless horseman when calling on a neighbour after moving into the area.
(left) Irish famine victim with children
(right) A black dog, thought of as a damned soul or personification of Satan
Apperantly this is act...
Saturday 18th October 2008 9:14 pm
Áileann a bhí a h-aghaidh,
Agus dathúil soiléir a bhí a tón,
Bhí airgead go leor ina póca,
Agus cóicéain suas a srón.
D’fhéach daoine uirthi,
Cailín óg d’fhiche bliain d’aois,
Bhí a pictiúr sna nuachtáin,
Agus ar an teilifís
Bhí soal breá ós a cóir,
Bhí gach rud ceart go leor,
Agus nuair a fuair sí bás,
Bhí an caoineadh di, mór.
Wednesday 10th September 2008 1:17 pm
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
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 lo...
Friday 4th July 2008 3:59 pm
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
Monday 16th June 2008 12:00 am
A smile by us unseen
In the darkness of night
A stranger greets a stranger
Who has come into sight
But the stranger he stops not
Or dallies for a while
He knows unless he has money
There no point in returning the smile
And a few yards behind him
Another man by walks
At whom the lady smiles
And him, he stops and talks
A moment from life on the...
Monday 26th May 2008 3:15 pm
poem I wrote condemning all the self righteous craw thumping
anti-immigrant anti-socialist so called Catholics and Protestant who
run to church on Sunday, and spend the rest of the week sinning.
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 coul...
Thursday 15th May 2008 3:37 pm
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 kno...
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?
Thursday 24th April 2008 10:45 pm
Then told us how it would operate
The Republic of and owned by the worker
The Ultimate Utopic state...
They told us then how to think,
What we could do, where we could go,
After freeing us from churches brainwashing,
Showed what politics and faith to show...
And to be thankful that the freed us
From that Capitalist slavery
So that as s...
Wednesday 23rd April 2008 4:18 pm
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 h...
Thursday 17th April 2008 5:04 pm
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
Brionglóideanna de Bhaldraithe
Brionglóideanna de Bhaldraithe
Tá sé folamh, an bóthar anocht,
Níl aon cheol, níl aon spraoi,
Na cailíní óga ,
Ní go maith ag damhsa a bhfuil siad.
Níl na buachaillí móra ag imirt,
Peil agus iomáiníocht i rith an lae,
Agus ní raibh siad ag casadh poirt,,
Níl éinne aon a chloiseann é.
Ní labhraíonn n...
Sunday 13th April 2008 1:27 am
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
Saturday 5th April 2008 8:40 pm
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
Friday 4th April 2008 8:42 pm
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