St. Paddy's Day

St. Paddy's Day

A Poem by Einstein Noodle
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this is week four of my class assignment .. it relates to http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/green444/1947407/ a free verse form of the same thoughts ;)

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She sat by the fire
old crone

Smoke

weaving stone into runes 

Rope

spun farther than the ancients of 
Dál Riata and Fergus Mór 

"You know what diseases you can get?"
"Yes"
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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i love the rituals and practices of irish culture especially the religion and of course st patrick but most of all the brogue totally different

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

i agree sette! lots to love about the Irish! ;) thank you so much for taking time and finding this o.. read more
sette

8 Months Ago

no problem my friend
Great write. The Irish have always had their troubles to seek.
Like the Scots, they always seem to wander the world, singing songs about home.
Amazingly they both still retain that great sense of humour.
Sadly, I think Sinead O'Connor has mental health problems now. What a haunting voice.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

thank you sir! your encouraging words always inspire me ..and on all other points ..i could not agre.. read more
Paul Bell

8 Months Ago

You too, Sir.
I love the use of random images to create this web and tale of the past.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

you read them both!!!! i am so happy you did my friend ...and thanks for reviewing ..your impression.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

8 Months Ago

I did it made me smile. My dad did not cook but he was always making Irish Stew(he'd cook the meat .. read more
Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

ahahaha ...good opl' Dad! ;)
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 11 Months Ago


Patricia Wedel

11 Months Ago

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

11 Months 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

11 Months 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.
Coyote

Posted 11 Months Ago


Coyote Poetry

11 Months Ago

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

11 Months Ago

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

11 Months 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 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

https://app.novoed.com/poetry-and-plays-2017
i am very happy with the things i learned ... we.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year 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

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

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

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