Little Green Laughter

Little Green Laughter

A Poem by McEltic

Sunlight sweeps above the dale
while shades of heather
lift their veil
Then gentle mist of morning
enhancing dawn
with nature's pearls
Songbird's flight encircles glen
to spot late crawler's
search for den
not all that dwells in understory
hides this day...
this day's their glory
The songbirds flee... the piper grins
"Far Darrig O'Malice
yer at it again"
The silence broke
the wildwoods rustle
From near and far
the wee ones
The songs roll out
the barrels too
the leprechauns abandon shoe
They all break out one piece of gold
To waste
before their play grows cold
They barter sheep
while lifting hogs
They saddle...
the farmer's dogs
And all the while they laugh and shout
they never spill their mugs of stout
The Cluricauns with stouter trumpet
descend the town
subdue the strumpet
Spend their purse to chase romance
The quean much slicker
steals their pants
Within the glen
with dusk's approach
the smoke gets thick as suppers roast
The music swirls
the echoes sail
The dancers chant an Irish tale
And those with naked butts
are taught
They stop
it gives the bugs a shot

Far Darrigs crawl beneath the kegs
they pop the corks and fill their legs
St. Patrick's blessed another year
The sound of snoring
now all you hear

© 2018 McEltic

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WOW! I guess I never had any idea how an authentic St. Paddy's day goes! This is quite the storytelling venture in well-rhymed & lilted poetry! I'm envious of your word-crafting, as well as your amazingly fulsome storyline! You venture to places I've never seen poetry venture, since most St. Paddy's poems kinda stick around the familiar signposts. That's what I love about this. You're all over the place when you kick up your green heels with little green laughter. Thanks for helping me relive the holiday since I'm slowly catching up to current times as I go thru my reading library! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago

I really enjoyed the easy flow and light rhyme in this poem. A comfortable read, which was great fun. A good time was had by all. That's St. Patrick's day for you and the folk lore and the luck of the Irish.


Posted 1 Year Ago

Wonderful light hearted poetic tale - just the thing on a wet and windy day! A very enjoyable read my friend ..... :-)

Posted 3 Years Ago

Such fun to read. Challenges me to check some of the illusions that I did not understand. I'm sure they're cultural. Really like the poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago

What a way to pay homage to St. Patrick's day! This is a fun poem. Very fluid with perfectly added humour. Well done! Much enjoyed.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on March 17, 2018
Last Updated on March 17, 2018



London, Canada

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