Please note: this is a re-post in honour of St Paddy's Day! (Photos taken of Yeats statue in Sligo town.)
Standing in reverence of a mighty giant
his Nobel words remembered, this fan notes
exaggerated bat-like shoulders enhance his
thoughtful gaze - watching the Horseman?
Others have stepped up on Galway stone; held
those long, thin legs as they balance, head bent
to leave a lipstick imprint of their awe for him
on the space his left hand nonchalantly indicates...
Frances Macaulay Forde © 2003