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When J J Callanan Wrote Gougane Barra

When J J Callanan penned Gougane Barra he achieved perfection in rhyme
A poem that may live on forever through the ages and ages of time
It even seems better than his The Recluse Of Inchydoney, The Outlaw Of Lough Lene, or The Convict Of Clonmel
He was such an outstanding wordsmith his great poems of him so much does tell

He migrated to sunny Portugal the weather in Ireland for him too wet and cold
But sadly his health it was not good and he did not live to grow old
His legacy beautiful poetry that brings joy to so many today
One of the greatest poets of rural Ireland of him this would be true to say

The music, the rhyme and the rhythm in everything that he did write
A poet of remarkable talent his verse a joy for to read and recite
He lived in a different Ireland from the Ireland we know of today
And far from his beloved Country his last remains at rest does lay

When Callanan wrote Gougane Barra perfection in rhyme he achieved
Yet for his beautiful poetry little in the way of financial reward he received
He was such a wonderful poet his verses to many are a source of joy
Today i enjoy reading his poems as much as i did when a boy.

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