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Fionn is connected to many of the legends of the Fenian Cycle. He first came to prominence after catching and eating the Salmon of Knowledge. The story goes that Fionn built the causeway to get to Scotland and battle with a rival giant called Benandonner. When he got there he found that the Scottish giant was asleep but also far bigger than himself, so Fionn returned back across the causeway. When Benandonner woke up he came across the causeway intent on fighting Fionn. Fionn's wife dressed up her husband as a baby and when Benandonner arrived she said Fionn wasn't home and to be quiet not to wake up the baby. When Benandonner saw the ‘baby' he decided that if the baby was that big, Fionn must be massive. So he turned tail and fled back across the causeway ripping it up as he went. All that remains are the ends, here at the Giant's Causeway and on the island of Staffa in Scotland where similar formations are found.

Fionn Mac Cumhaill I was a fool
to let go of you it sounds.
All because your hairy hounds
kept soiling my house and grounds.

For certain I'm sure I'll never find a
Godlike man such as you again.
I miss kissing, your muscles rippling,
fair hair glistening, what a mane.

I was insane, I admit it now.
Please take me back, to you I bow.
Suck you salmon thumb and see
you will always belong to me.

Fionn my warrior, my lover, my man.
I'll get you back, I must, I can.
Our bed is cold, don't be so bold.
Return, I promise not to scold.






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Date: 4/16/2018 12:34:00 AM
Blessings and congratulations on your well-deserved win, Jean - keep up the wonderful work, my friend - "A writer writes - always!"
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Date: 4/16/2018 3:08:00 AM
True. Thank you.
Date: 4/12/2018 7:32:00 AM
Congratulations Jean, One I knew about too, loved your entry... Mick
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Date: 4/12/2018 7:52:00 AM
Thank you Mick.
Date: 4/10/2018 2:05:00 AM
I see why this won first place Jean. It is delightful! I had read this story from legend before but had almost forgotten it. Thank you for the memories. Congratulations on your fabulous First Place win! : )
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Date: 4/10/2018 3:38:00 AM
I'm glad you like it Connie. I had been searching on POF (a dating website) for someone similar when he left me. That's when I realised what a catch he was.
Date: 4/9/2018 10:02:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this delightful poem! I especially like the rhymes.
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Date: 4/10/2018 3:36:00 AM
Thank you Susan.
Date: 4/9/2018 2:54:00 PM
Congratulations on your win Jean. Yours was an amazing poem.
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Date: 4/9/2018 4:49:00 PM
Thank you Manu.
Date: 4/9/2018 2:50:00 PM
Jean, yours was such an amazing, humorous poem! Congrats on your stand-alone 1st place win! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 4/9/2018 4:49:00 PM
Lovely to see you again Sandra and thank you.
Date: 4/9/2018 12:37:00 AM
Congratulations on your fine win, Jean.
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Date: 4/9/2018 2:57:00 AM
Thank you Subimal.
Date: 4/9/2018 12:19:00 AM
congratulations for the win!!! nice poem!!! regards, Ashok
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Date: 4/9/2018 2:56:00 AM
Thank you Ashok.
Date: 4/8/2018 11:26:00 PM
Conrats Jean.
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Date: 4/9/2018 2:56:00 AM
Thank you Rob.
Date: 4/8/2018 9:21:00 PM
Back with congratulations on your win! Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 4/9/2018 1:11:00 AM
Good morning Eve. I'm thrilled. Thank you.
Date: 4/8/2018 6:24:00 PM
A well deserved first place, Jean. Congrats.
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Date: 4/9/2018 1:10:00 AM
Thank you for saying so Line.
Date: 4/8/2018 2:03:00 PM
Well done Jean, congratulations on Ist place. Tom
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Date: 4/8/2018 2:06:00 PM
Thank you Tom.
Date: 4/8/2018 1:25:00 PM
Dropping back to say many congrats on your NUMBER ONE win Jean:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 4/8/2018 1:43:00 PM
Thank you Jan. NUMBER ONE !! I am overcome!
Date: 4/8/2018 12:16:00 PM
Congratulations Jean what a rhyme! “Suck your salmon thumb” is a particularly fabulous line! Nina :-)
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Date: 4/8/2018 12:47:00 PM
Hi Nina. Fionn accidentally burned his thumb on touching the salmon of knowledge as it roasted on the spit. That meant the he, rather than his master gained all the wisdom. And the rest was history, as they say.
Date: 4/8/2018 12:11:00 PM
Wrap your shawl around you, and stand on the causeway, Jean, I'm swimmin' x
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Date: 4/8/2018 12:44:00 PM
VIV!! I'm estatic!! I can't remember my last number one!!! Should I bring a flask??
Date: 3/30/2018 9:22:00 PM
Love the poem....Luck in the contest. Have a wonderful Easter Hugs Eve
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Date: 3/31/2018 3:51:00 AM
Thank you Eve. Same to you and yours.
Date: 3/30/2018 4:43:00 PM
Hi Jean, lol really had me laughing ' Suck you salmon thumb and see you will always belong to me ::)))) Happy Easter and Hugs~~Niall
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Date: 3/30/2018 4:49:00 PM
The one that got away Niall...is that you?
Date: 3/29/2018 2:50:00 PM
An interesting tale, Jean!
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Date: 3/29/2018 5:35:00 PM
I love him so much Kim. Good news....he's back!!
Date: 3/29/2018 6:30:00 AM
You painted him well in your words..handsome poem, just like the man..the reason for such festive memories..best for a win, Jean.
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Date: 3/29/2018 8:11:00 AM
Thank you as always Vijay.
Date: 3/28/2018 6:09:00 PM
It has been far too long since I've read your clever wit! (I've no idea why, I get on Soup and just free fall) Enjoyed this very much, the attitude is so entertaining and the man - ew la la. Check 2nd line, 2nd stanza where your keyboard got 'you-happy'. A joy discovering you one more time again. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 3/28/2018 6:13:00 PM
To be sure, to be sure Cay Cay he has me in such a tizzy, I don't know what my pen is up to to.Thank you you.
Date: 3/28/2018 5:14:00 PM
He may be strong and handsome...but not as powerful as you...You can always build a comfortable kennel for the hounds...All the best Jean
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Date: 3/28/2018 5:30:00 PM
Why didn't I think of that Arturo?
Date: 3/28/2018 5:04:00 PM
what a fascinating tale Jean and i love the humour , good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 3/28/2018 5:30:00 PM
God loves a trier Jan. In real life, I hope I would have held on tight!