It's Far Away I Am Today

It's Far Away I Am Today

A Poem by Tate Morgan

'Cross waves of wheat, her face I'd greet that white skin of milk and dew A voice so sweet, echo's the street green eyes cased in honey hue


Lucy Hamilton, Princess of Ireland

It's far away I am today

from shores where my mind has been

In ocean spray where children play

there I long for Irish kin

Warm fire of coal should be the goal
of the life I call my own

This kindly soul now pays the toll

safe and sound, yet all alone


'Cross waves of wheat that face I'd greet

her white, skin of milk and dew

A voice so sweet echo's the street

green eyes cased in honey hue




In stacks of hay where we might lay

dreamin hopes ring freshly new

For everyday I wake to play

I give of my soul to you




By every dawn and carriage drawn

I watch leaves sail off the tree

All crying on will not begone

the most precious tales of thee




On wings above does fly the dove

of a life gentle and true

Oh precious love you be made of

as the lord created you



Galway Bay


'It's far-rr away I am today

from scenes I'd roame-dd a-boy,

And long ago the hour I know

I first saw Ill-i-nois


But time nor tide nor waters wide

could wean my hearr-t away,

For ever true it flies to you,

my own dear Galway Bay.


O ! grey and bleak, by shores and creek,

the rug-ged rocks a-bound,

But sweet and green the grass between,

as grows on Irish ground,


So friendship fond all wealth a-bound,

and the love that li-ives always,

Bless every home beside your foam,

my own dear Galway Bay.


Had I youth's blood and thoughtful mood

and a heart of fire once more,

For all-ll the gold the world might hold

I'd never lee-ave your shore,


I'd be content with what-ever-God sent

with neigh-bours old and gray,

And I'd lay my bones, 'neath church yard stones,

beside you, Galway Bay.


The blessing of a poor-old man

be with you night and day,

The blessing of a lonely man

whose heart will soo-oon be clay;


'It's all of Heav-ven I'll ask of God

upon my dying day,

My soul to soar for-ever more

above you Galway Bay.


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© 2017 Tate Morgan

Author's Note

Tate Morgan
This I wrote for the sweet maid Lucy Hamilton of Ireland. She rescued me when I was lost, with a sweet nature and a melodic voice like far flung rain. Her loving care melted my cold heart and gave me back my soul.
May God watch over her.
As to the poem It is the most complex thing I ever constructed. I try to make works seem as though they just roll off the tongue. However with this it was intensely hard.Every rhyme adds to complication of a poem.But that does not always make them better.In some cases the simplest formulas and rhyme make the best poetry.
I hope you liked it. It was anything but easy to construct. And I have worked on it off and on for 2 yrs.

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This piece, I must say, is spectacular. To breathe in such a refreshing breath of crisp and cool nostalgia is simply devine. It's like breathing in the ocean's spray on a winter morning. The melancholy is not overlooked, but simply adding to the beauty of such a heart's flow. The heart beat and architecture of this piece are simply astounding! I feel it as almost a prayer of thanks and longing, as if Solomon wrote one last Psalm that was hidden in the catacombs of time and place. This piece soars and forever breathes within my mind's eye, painted into the proverbial retnas of my soul. So magnanimus in feeling and spirit.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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a sweet and touching write tate,loved the irish feel

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Ron it was meant to invoke the feelings of the irish

3 Years Ago

well it got me,loved it

Getting my copy of your books now

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Awe thank you thats sweet of you
The rhyme and flow of your words is lovely...a graceful dance upon the page. Stunning poetry Tate

:) Julie

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Hi Julie thank you so much I appreciate that this poem was harder to construct than any I ever did.
Beautiful Tate. As usual these words are truly written from the soul. You carried me over to Ireland and back so easily. Having some Irish Ancestry does make me a soft touch for this. Thank you for Sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Lyn She Lucy Hamilton was the reason i started writing many I wrote were to her. I too am .. read more
A perfectly orchestrated masterpiece from line to intricate line. I am in awe in the way this rolls off of the tongue with the ease and perfection of a sigh. A beautiful piece Tate!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

Thank you tim it took me 2 yrs to get this right
This just flows like a fairy dancing on clouds.. It is a dream.. It feels heartfelt, tender, honest, and sweet. I love the rhyme scheme, the message, and the delivery.. I have to say, I am in love with your writing.. It is exquisite..

Posted 4 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Oh I bet you say that to all the boys Thank you I'm honored

4 Years Ago

actually, you can read every review I have ever given... you will find it nowhere.. thank you very m.. read more
nice write, simple but often that can be best, loved the song too, dolores keane one of my favourites, that and caledonia, her brother Sean is worth checking too, but you probably know all this..

Posted 4 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Paddy
What a lovely piece of words.. You are Magical, Tate Sir..!!! I read this again after two years and it's STUNNINGLY LOVELY!!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much I am glad you liked it
Amazing Tate. I think that this is incredible. I love how it seems so natural and effortless, but then you tell us that it was difficult to construct. We would never know that. I admire that amount of effort and time that you put into it.

This is a wonderful tribute to the sweet maid.

As for the rhyme and meter....impeccable!

I thoroughly enjoyed it!

~Claire in Virginia

Posted 4 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

thank you it alternates a 8 syllable 1st line then a 7 syllable 2nd again and again it has a hidden .. read more
Claire in VA

4 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

thank you very much
I love it, Tate.
It is by far, I think, the best thing I've read from you.
I, too, come from Celtic roots...although I've never been there, yet, somehow, it calls to me...the land of Majick...

Posted 4 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

though i wasnt sure that i myself looked irish Ill take that as a compliment lol

4 Years Ago

Well, in your profile pic, you do look very Irish, at least to me. And *ahem* yes, you are very ha.. read more
Tate Morgan

4 Years Ago

Well thank you I inherited all of that lol But I hope my character becomes a bit honed. In the end i.. read more

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Added on June 3, 2011
Last Updated on October 3, 2017
Tags: poetry, Life, Sad, adventure, mystery, pain, poem, romance, story, death, fantasy, fiction, heart, love

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