Friday, May 3

A Poem for Thursday....The Irish Giants




 The Irish Giants

There Shaw, there Synge,

There Yeats, there Wilde.

These were the writings

I read as a child.


These are the writings

Of the sons of Kathleen.

She bore them she raised them

She gave them their names.


And Joyce who was Jim

With the family in hock,

Socializing in Bewleys’

While the Dubliners mocked.


Socializing in Bewleys’

Over coffee and cake.

There Shaw, there Wilde,

There Synge, there Yeats.

Today it's the time for dVerse meeting the bar..."tell us about your voice"....mine is a Northern Irish voice steeped in poetry from an early age ...with the beat and the rhyme of the Irish voice ...I hope that you can spot it!!

19 comments:

  1. I love this! I want to read it out loud - but I've got more of a North Carolina voice :)

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    1. Another voice adds interest to any thing spoken!!!thankyou Dana

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  2. very cool...ireland has quite a good poetic history...you really made me a bit curious about their backstory as well...need to do a bit of research..smiles

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    1. lots of lovely reading in the Irish story Claudia...thankyou

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  3. oh - and fixed your link at dVerse - it was broken - but works now..

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  4. very cool...i dont have much in the way of those traditions of poetry in my life...before 4 years ago i read shel silverstein and jim morrison...ha....but i am playin catch up...smiles.

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    1. I think that you are more caught up than any one I know ...I love your turn of phrase and I'm sure that Joyce would as well!

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  5. Great names to have as a foundation for literature and poetry...

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    1. I didn't realise at the time ..it has taken me almost all of my life to be clued up as to the inheritance that I was given.

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  6. Your Irish heritage (and mine, a few generations removed) is so rich in literary giants. It was my grandmother who gave me such a love for words at a very young age. Beautiful.

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    1. the words in my youth were singing to me all the time!

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  7. Joyce would have to be my favourite, but they all offer so much.

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    1. joyce is different!...my favourite is actually MacNiece ...but I couldn't fit it in the rhythm!!

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  8. I have a Southern Ireland heritage...and I love the singing voice in this very much!!

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    1. We sang before we wrote we storied before anything!!

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  9. What fun! Yes the accent/rhythm came through, a great drinking song. And good reading.

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    1. susan I like the thought that it is a drinking poem....shall have to try that!!

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  10. I know the voice well :) Enjoyed this.

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    1. thankyou tigerbright...I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

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