St. Paddy's Day

St. Paddy's Day

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

this is week four of my class assignment .. it relates to a free verse form of the same thoughts ;)

She sat by the fire
old crone


weaving stone into runes 


spun farther than the ancients of 
Dál Riata and Fergus Mór 

"You know what diseases you can get?"
My Da gave me the sex talk.

Nervousness and guilty shame all
Catholic on me

He never talked much.

An Gorta Mor
One million gone to the dirt and
one million more dispersed
the diaspora

We live in America now and 
St. Paddy's Day celebrates
the drink, the excess 
Corn Laws and the Troubles all behind

Oh the green holds true .. the isle, 

the shamrock

and flag

© 2017 Einstein Noodle

Author's Note

Einstein Noodle
Dál Riata: was a Gaelic overkingdom that included parts of western Scotland and northeastern Ireland, on each side of the North Channel ...
Fergus Mór mac Eirc was a legendary king of Dál Riata.
diaspora: those peoples who scatter from their homeland

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dear E... all he did was keep her from the foggy foggy dew. I adore this Song... long may it be true... and you... syncapately, Pat

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

Ha... the luck of the Irish along with Iris in bloom in the Spring!
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

yes...the iris and the Irish :) boy oh boy! sorry about the fire and your losses ..:( i am praying f.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Week Ago

With two blue moons on the horizon... prayers could be answered. Amen God bless you and yours. tr.. read more
A wonderful poem my friend. Kids don't know. Life wasn't always easy. I did enjoy the poem. I love history. The Irish came to America to escape a prison. A blessing for the USA. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Coyote Poetry

3 Weeks Ago

They accepted me. Anyone who drink their whiskey and sing. Was family.
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

yep! love ya man! best of the holidays to you
Coyote Poetry

3 Weeks Ago

I wish you and family. A happy and safe holiday.
Oh how I relate to this classic of poems 'E'. Being a Catholic who still feels the clearances and the potato famine and the exodus it is another deeply meaningful piece. In saying so Scotland once ruled Ireland when Bruce's brother was sent to parley with the Irish Chiefs but instead inserted himself as King of Ireland (only to be recalled, scolded by his brother King). Wonderful reading.

Posted 4 Months Ago

Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago
i am very happy with the things i learned ... we.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

4 Months Ago

Thank you Sir 'E' I will register.
Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

:) .............
I was born on St. Patrick's Day:

"Oh the green holds true .. the isle,
the shamrock"

Loved the old crone - I'm not too far from that status. Only thing, I'll be carving shamrocks in Double Stuffed Oreos for the wee lads and lassies....

Posted 4 Months Ago

Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

oh my goodness..what a fantastic tattooing to be... i would love to see it ... i have a lot of tats .. read more
Carol Cashes

4 Months Ago

Well, now...see, I haven't decided where to put it...
Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

:) ...................
Stellar and fascinating write. The imagery is amazing- "old crone...weaving stone into runes". I wish I knew more of the history to understand the context better, and I thank you for the information you provide. I so love the magic, the mist and the lyrical, rugged language of this. I feel the battles and blood spilled... Thanks so much E. for sharing this.

Posted 4 Months Ago

Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

and thank you so much for reading Annette .. and your kind review ... all our heritage is so importa.. read more
dear E... we love everything Irish, especially the poetry and songs. My grandmother was of Irish descent, but mostly the gentle sweet disposition, but tough in preparing the land and fishing. She knew how to make preserves and fresh bread. She milked the cow and fed the chickens every morning. She raised three girls and three boys. My grandfather plowed the field and planted corn and vegetables. He had hogs and a smoke house. I come from good stock. Love your poetry. truly, Pat

Posted 4 Months Ago

Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

thank you Pat glad you found this one having Irish in your ancestry ... me Da made sure to inst.. read more

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Added on August 22, 2017
Last Updated on September 5, 2017


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