A cottage and a dog

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Truth is,

all I really want is a cottage and a dog

somewhere west of Shannon

but nowhere near a bog. 


I want that big Atlantic to blow away the dust,

that has set itself about me

and is turning now to rust.


I want a dark haired beauty from Bandon Town or Cork,

to serve me up my porter

and then listen while I talk.


I’ll venture out one starry night

and step willingly to sea,

to slip this life without a fight

that’ll be the end of me.



Just a little ditty to sing to the faeries at the bottom of the garden, nothing to take too seriously folks.


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Wolfgar Miere

Sat 28th Jan 2017 10:02

Thanks Andy,

It would be nice to finish a journey in a pleasant spot.


Travis Brow

Fri 27th Jan 2017 14:07

I'd settle for the life you describe David; it sounds great.

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Wolfgar Miere

Sat 21st Jan 2017 21:09

Thanks Colin, MC and Ray,

there is an element of Irish history and culture which is often portrayed in a quite whimsical way, I suspect this is often an annoyance to the Irish and those of us who love Ireland, as it isn't really how Ireland truly is.

So I may have indulged myself a little here, but only to convey something which I think is ultimately more about the human condition.

If that makes any sense at all.

Thanks again all,


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Sat 21st Jan 2017 19:53

The ghost of WB Yeats nipping at your heels David. I can just hear Liam Neeson reading this, and what a fine thing that would be .

I like it a lot - and it makes light of a troubled spirit; maybe the dark haired beauty would save the day !


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M.C. Newberry

Sat 21st Jan 2017 12:09

Enjoyed the whimsy and rhythmic style...
And where better than the Emerald Isle?

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