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In The Land 'O Green

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In The Land 'O Green

Sun declines, beneath the emerald rim
And I'll be headin' home...
to a cottage in the moor lands 
with a fire to warm me' bones

The kettle of beans are boilin'
and some coals will bake me scones
I will rest my weary shoulders
And be glad for what I've seen

I've witnessed bracken turn so reddin'
like a wildfire on the mountain
And wee nanny goats on hillsides,
too many now, for countin'

Heather waves in summer breezes...
Granite stones, and bogs of grass,
water gleams like shining glass
and harshness blows for but a reason
to turn around the seasons
Thar' be wavin' sails upon the blue
And leafy shamrocks on the green 
Where rugged shores, and seagulls cry,
and pink skies capture me

Friendly folks be bearin' ruddy cheeks,
There's a colleen, fair thee lass
Who will tip our mug at village pub, 
And we'll make a toast to Patrick's kin
and order one more glass

Let me always sink me' Irish eyes  
upon the rugged land
Upon the skies, upon the streams, 
where druid legends live
Upon the grand home of the clan, 
where many roots began

Where the ole' pale moon at nightfall, 
scatters me memories all a'glowing
Of fair thee rose of old Tralee,
over garden trellis growin' 

Charming valleys, greener hillsides,
fill thee heart of all 'me clan
Pick ye' a shamrock.... look for gold, 
shake yer' hands with leprechauns
Kiss a Blarney stone in sweet Killarny, 
come to all that's home to me
Where names of O'Reily, or McDougal sprung
and the color green began


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  1. Date: 3/15/2013 6:26:00 PM
    what a joy to read this poem.. congrats on a super win. BG

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 5:05:00 PM
    Congratulations again Carrie :-)

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 7:12:00 PM
    Congrats, Carrie. Excellent. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Carrie, Congratulations with your wonderful winning poem in Sandy's contest~ always*LINDA

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Congrad's on your win in the Green contest, may Spring come early for you. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 9:27:00 PM
    Are you sure you're not Irish? Congratulations ! RAY

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Irish through and through, so many splendid lines, it's hard to pick a favorite one, congrats on your winning poetry xxx

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 11:41:00 PM
    !! Congratulations, Carrie!...Love the beautiful imagery of Eire! Very lovely and well deserved. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Carrie, Congratulations, :-), with your awesome, Irish Poems ... xox~PD

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 2:33:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work with the use of the Irish accent to put it over the top..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Sara

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 10:53:00 AM
    Loved it the first time I read this fantastic poem - full of local dialect. Congratulations on your win, Carrie. Love, Su

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 2:15:00 PM
    As I said below Carrie, I love this, and knew I'd find you at the top--many congratulations!!

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie. I had so much fun reading this. I knew l would see it in the number one spot! I adored it.

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:14:00 AM
    Belated congratulations on a top spot win Carrie xx

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 7:34:00 PM
    I knew this one was a winner! Congrats on your first place win, Carrie! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 4:30:00 PM
    I just KNEW it. Because it had everything!!! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:51:00 PM
    You simply ran away with this one, Carrie. A wonderful and enjoyable poem and so worthy of being no. 1. I loved it. Congratulations. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:35:00 PM
    What a beautiful wonderful thing....congrats

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your first place win, Carrie! Thanks for entering my contest. You have so many detailed descriptions of the Irish countryside that make this poem truly excellent. It made me feel like I was really in Ireland looking around at the rugged beauty.

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 11:58:00 AM
    Splendid write !! Enjoyed the read and the tale.