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Pól Ó Lorcáin
Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

The Beautiful Squaw and the Visiting Brave

The country road where he walks with her is made long
By a wish that it may go on forever down to the sea

For miles around not a sinner to be seen

Gola island ahead of their gaze
Ancient cairns guarding their passage downwards

Observation posts for swirling constellations and the Gods

An eagle swooped on a rabbit just before they turned towards the shore
Tóin an Bhoid Bhuí - Arse of the Yellow Stack
Protruding from the heavy, moon-induced swell
A cock in fact.

Breathless on the steep, gravelly climb going back
Weighing the gap between them and distant snow capped Errigal
She took his hand

The brown winter-scorched heather quivered and shook
And turf smoke suddenly rose in rings all about the townland

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Title: The Beautiful Squaw and the Visiting Brave
Date posted: 31 Dec '09 - 16:48
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