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Summer Memory

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Summer Memory

I have many Summer memories,
to which I can relate!
But, as I think back, one stands out.
One, I think was really great!

Our longtime wish, to visit Ireland,
was finally coming true!
My wife and I, and our two best friends,
decided, that's what we'd do!

We made our plans and packed our bags,
and departed from New York!
We sat down in Dublin,
next day headed down to Cork!

We did some touring on the way,
to sites, much lesser known.
But, our main goal, above all else,
was to kiss the Blarney Stone!

We went to Blarney Castle,
at the earliest visiting hour,
to find the "Stone of Eloquence"
which is located, in the tower!

We had to lay down on our backs,
and stretch, which was slightly hairy!
An attendant, held us by the hand,
cause the height, was a little scarey!

Kissing the stone, made it all worthwhile!
I'll be lost for words, no more!
This is a favorite Summer memory,
from, July, 1984!

NOTE:  Blarney Castle is located in
County Cork, Ireland.  A Stone of
Eloquence is located in the castle
tower.  Legend has it that, if you
kiss the stone, you'll never be lost
for words!


Ralph Taylor
4/22/12


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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 9:53:00 AM

    Wow! What an adventure you had, Ralph! Haven't been to Europe, but maybe I should plan a trip that includes a visit to Blarney Castle. Sounds so quaint! Guess we could all use a little luck from that Blarney Stone, but you'd have tto hold more than my hand for me to stretch and kiss it. LOL Enjoyed! Best wishes in the contest, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 12:23:00 PM

    hi Ralph great write i love the summer and the memories it brings from childhood through youth and beyond, reading this felt i could visualise you there.

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 11:35:00 AM

    My dad visited Blarney and it sure worked for him, LOL. Lovely write, my friend, and congrats on your wins

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 10:50:00 PM

    this is fantastic, ralph. I have seen pictures of that stone and how hard it is to lean back to kiss it. Just imagine the millions of mouths that have touched it. hahaha. Gosh, can you imagine if all of us at Poetrysoup went there to kiss it? The gift of gab would be so exceeding that everyone would want to read our poems!!