Monday, December 11

A Poem for Thursday...Driving to Donegal




Driving to Donegal


River Bann in flood  cattle on the bank
cloud and blue patches in an Ulster sky
red barn roofs curved and corrugated
Enniskillen          Omagh              Derry
on the green road sign.   Driving west.
Telegraph wires strung out on drumlins
measuring the miles and the messages
ancient gaelic town lands   anglish form
politics noted in the colour of a flag
politics  black    green     blue     red
and white  with a bloody hand
woven together like fine Sunday linen.
Fecundity found in every hedge and tree
mother Ireland at her most fertile her
green hills swelling as ample breasts
each rowan     ash     willow and oak
hazelnuts beechnuts and acorns with
meadowsweet  knapweed  fireweed and
net fences twined about with red rosebuds
over   under   around the edges of gardens.



Geraldine Snape


4 comments:

  1. You have painted a beautiful picture Gerry, enhanced by such aa lovely photograph.

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  2. You paint a colourful picture___ Margaret H

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    1. thankyou kindly fellow writer and poet!!

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  3. ...its a really beautiful journey Pat...I love it more each time we do it.

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