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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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I am I am a Riley and McCoy on one side and A Medlin on the other (don't know my birth Father) But I wasn't raised by Irish parents so I have almost no understanding of my Irish/Scottish heritage just some historical aspects I am a direct descendant of the McCoy's of the Hatfield and McCoy fame some of family still hails from the west Virginia mountains and I do have that famous Irish temper:) This poem background set aside has a very spiritual voice in it to me and an echo of the trials of the people forced to leave home.

Posted 9 Months Ago

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Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

i am super stoked that this held those thoughts and feelings for you Mr. Riley, McCoy and Medlin ..... read more


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 2 Years Ago

Einstein Noodle

2 Years 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

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago

Einstein Noodle

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago

Einstein Noodle

2 Years 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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