Saturday, November 16, 2013

Decorative, custom handmade, Celtic ceramic tile set

~In Memory of the Story Teller, Padraic O’Conaire~

They’ll miss his heavy stick and stride in Wicklow-

His story talking down Wine Tavern street,

where old men sitting in the wizened daylight

have kept an edge upon his gentle wit;

While women on the grassy streets of Galway,

will harken for his passing- but in vain,

shall hardly tell his step as shadows vanish

through archways of forgotten Spain.

Ah, they’ll say; Padric’s gone again exploring;

But now down glens of brightness, O he’ll find

An alehouse overflowing with wise Gaelic,

that’s braced in vigour by the bardic mind,

And there his thoughts shall find his own fore fathers-

In minds to whom our heights of race belong,

In crafty men, who ribbed a ship or turned

the secret joinery of song.

~FR Higgins 1933~

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