It Has Been More Than Thirty Years

It has been more than thirty years since i saw Hibernia's shore
Or stood on Clara's slopes above high Claramore
Where on a clear day one can see for kilometers around
The beautiful views of Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra from the higher ground
And on my flights of fancy i can see again
In Summer in the dark pool of a drain
Swimming with tails a wriggle the young future frogs
Of the damp fields and the rushy bogs
The fields where i grew to love Nature as a boy
And learning of her ways today i do enjoy
Far from the waterways of the dipper and brown trout
In this great Country in the sunny south
And the past is now just a memory for me
Of long gone years and the what used to be.

by Francis Duggan

Comments (0)

There is no comment submitted by members.