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Clare road repairs

 

On a hill, Celtic crosses and angels wings

gather.  We approve the view, weed and go.

 

Suddenly, unattended in a quiet Irish lane,

Temporary traffic lights blink red.

 

Surrounded by green fields, we’re forced

to queue like country others, and reflect.

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2003

 

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CastleRedmond Court, Midleton, Co Cork. 2003.

 

Furnishings

 

listening to shower

water rhythms

 

then silence as you

shave sans mirror

 

wafts of Gillette

down the stairs

 

zing straight to

my wanton womb

 

I mouth blues

chopping garlic

 

you appear saying

‘For some reason

 

I am suddenly starving!’

  

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2003

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St Patrick’s Bridge, Cork City, 17th March 2003.

 

An Irish Prayer

“May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.”

PPPCharlesvillePonyTrapCUSS Sligo 1 - Lough Gill Brown Cows CU SS

“Wherever you go and whatever you do,
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.”

Quoted.

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Midleton McDaid's DS

(I’m a Folk music follower from way back and established the  Wanneroo Folk Club  in Perth’s northern suburbs in 1985. )

McDaid’s Pub, Midleton, Co Cork is very well known for it’s regular Folk performances.  I lived there for 14 months and t’was lovely to discover a thriving Midleton Folk Club a short walk down the road.

This is a beautiful version of “Passage West” recorded at the club and performed by Caroline Fraher who can also be seen doing a duet with Josh Groban on her web page.

We enjoyed the informal, crowded, traditional music venue’s atmosphere.  Having to sit on the floor didn’t faze us at all – I was soaking it all up, until this…

 

McDaid’s Folk Club

 

We carefully stepped through the seated crowd,

she smiled in surprised delight

and pulled you down

to whisper invitingly.

 

I watched the young guitarist finger-pick,

thought about her possessive

hand placed on your

willing arm and felt sick.

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2003

@FrancesMForde  #FrancesMacForde  #Begorrathon2015  #FolkClubs  #McDaidsMidleton  #MidletonFolkClub   #Ireland  #MidletonCoCork   #Poems

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Femoy, Ireland, 2003.

 

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Clonikilty, West Cork, Ireland. 2003.

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Sligo, Ireland 2003.

Red Lipstick.

 

Standing in reverence of a mighty giant

his Nobel words remembered, this fan notes

 

exaggerated bat-like shoulders enhance his

thoughtful gaze – watching the Horseman?

 

Others have stepped up on Galway stone; held

those long, thin legs as they balance head bent

 

to leave a lipstick imprint of their awe for him

on the space his left hand nonchalantly indicates…

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2015  

 

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