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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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.

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Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month 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....


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Einstein Noodle

1 Month 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 Month Ago

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

1 Month 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.

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Einstein Noodle

1 Month 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

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Einstein Noodle

1 Month 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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an old man staving off Alzheimer's by improving my vocabulary. i suck at cross word puzzles. "He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights .. more..

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