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This Day Will Have Its Feast

Whe’ all is meditations above th’ foamy, horizon tae horizon A month o’ days since th’ sight o’ lan’ befo’ th’ mast, an’ taken by th’ whispering wake, beneath th’ stellar glimmerings, o’ beneath th’ lunar orb, an’ below th’ … Continue reading

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The Master of Men

She’s afloat, her sails grasping       a’ handfuls o’ th’ win’ Her bow splits th’ distant waters like a cauld steely blade. Deep in th’ hold she is a groanin’, groanin’ fer th’ quiet urges of th’ inland waves. The … Continue reading

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May 9, 1502

Tis th’ moment, th’ sound o’ th’ anchor risin,’ Th’ smel o’ soil soon tae be but a mem’ry, Th’ winds a fillin’ th’ sheets, an’ th’ great meestery o’ darkness, Nae a star tae follow, Th’ sky indeed covers … Continue reading

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The Stores

Mak ready, coil th’ lines Set your stores ablow. fair th’ hulls load th’ tuns an’ th’ flagons stow th’ oakum An’  blacken th’ sides wi’ pitch Mak ready for th’ roll o’ th’ sea . . . Th’ sirens … Continue reading

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Sanctuary on the Via de Santiago

Whe’ wrathful blows th’ foamy An’ th’ win` cuts tae th’ marrow An’ th’ clouds drap doon thair ire wi’ a mighty fis’ and breath, Come seek for th’ sheltering bosom ‘yon th’ rancorus tunder. A place called home it … Continue reading

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Palos

City o’ th’ west Maker o’ widows Mater o’ orphans releaser o’ sorrows City o’ woes thou art nah home tah me City o’ th’ west Gatherer o’ th’ lost Gateway tah th’ abyss Tah th’ yawning jaws o’ Bleak … Continue reading

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The Portage

Ye can smell th’ fresh new season; ‘Tis in th’ air and in th’ moist turned brou. ‘Tis found in th’ wattles and In th’ lapping o’ waves In th’ green hills ‘an’ in th’ Purple lupins that blesses th’ … Continue reading

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The Quiet Men

Men o’ flesh ‘n’ bone Sea faring men Have forsaken thair mother’s arms Fur th’ guilders an’mysteries o’ Calypso. Men o’ flesh ‘n’ bone Answer tae th’ call o’ th’ villain wind She lures thaim frae th’ shores Tae th’ … Continue reading

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The Ancient Queen

In the land called Tír na nÓg. Frae th’ days of aulden wonders, Frae th’ days of that first dawning, Sin th’ days o’ a’ creation, Frae th’ corners of th’ continent, To th’ edges of th’ brim, Across the … Continue reading

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Season of the Wind

Th’ toun has shut her eyelids tight, Th’ selvic dwellers too, An’ nae new place is safe fro’ lee While angry seas blow foam. Th’ seagull overlooks th’ toun, the mastiff guards the bay, ‘n’ whin th’ footsteps o’ th’ … Continue reading

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