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Coming Home - Ireland Challenge

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Lone Wolf
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0 posted 03-10-2001 12:21 AM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lone Wolf




I walk along the rocky shoreline
As far as I can see up the hill
Lush green grass grows
It flows as the breeze blows gently

After studying the ocean
Where generations
Have earned their living
On the peaceful waters

I start to climb the hillside
About halfway up
I see the outline of a castle
Gracing the horizon

The stones of gray
Fit together perfectly
As they have for centuries
On the vast countryside

Iím enchanted by the beauty
Which seems to surround me
Singing the sweet lullaby
Of the Emerald Isle

Who could even imagine
A land filled with conflict
Soldiers and horses
Scouring the hills

Brother against brother
In a fight to the finish
Spurned on by the king
Hungry for more power

Then famine swept
Throughout the fields
As many as a million died
From disease and starvation

My mind cannot fathom
What this land has seen
It can only absorb
The wonder surrounding me now




Poetry should surprise by fine excess...it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a remembrance. -J.Keats




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Irish Rose
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1 posted 03-10-2001 01:37 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Well, who's the judge!!!!!!! MY GOD this is absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathleen Blake

"When red-haired girls scamper like roses over the rain-green grass,
and the sun drips honey."
Laurie Lee

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2 posted 03-10-2001 04:22 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well I have no idea what the challenge is as I am new here, but whatever it is - I truly hope you win it, this was flawless - kudos.
Kit McCallum
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3 posted 03-10-2001 08:35 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wonderfully descriptive LoneWolf! You've captured so much in these words, really beautifully written!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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4 posted 03-10-2001 09:28 AM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

wow, you've painted such a picture

Don't ever give in, if you do you've lost everything you've ever had and everything you hope to gain, but if you carry on your already winning.

Irie
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5 posted 03-10-2001 11:50 AM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Such a beautiful place with a history that's not so pretty.
Amazing to think about what that place has endured and survived.

Great description of this beautiful and intriguing place LW!



~Sheri

"The things that come to those that wait may be the things
left by those who got there first"


Denise
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6 posted 03-10-2001 12:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Simply breathtaking, Lone Wolf. It's hard to imagine that such heartache could exist amidst all that beauty. But, I guess that is the way of life, everywhere, isn't it? Great poem!
Sven
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7 posted 03-10-2001 09:16 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

excellent LW. . . truly a work of art. . .

superb. . .

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Rex Allen McCoy
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A beautiful portrayal of Ireland, then and now ( southern ) ... the further north you go ... you can realize her history is real, though her beauty is timeless

nicely written
Lone Wolf
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9 posted 03-12-2001 06:56 AM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Kathleen . . . I think YOU'RE the judge!!! ROFL. Thank you!!

Mysteria . . . Thank you much. It's always fun to do a challenge I think.

Kit . . . Just how I see it. I think the beauty of the green hills is unrivaled. Thanks!

Moon Dust . . . Thanks!

Irie . . . True, the history there is far from pretty and I could have gone on and on about it, but I wanted to focus on the beauty. That is what always shines through.

Denise . . . Yes, that is life everywhere. It is a shame the such heartache has to exist anywhere. Thank you.

Sven . . . Thanks, you know I've always liked Ireland.

Rex . . . The beauty is the best part I think. Thanks!


Poetry should surprise by fine excess...it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a remembrance. -J.Keats
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10 posted 03-18-2006 01:30 AM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Ancient lands have seen so much....

~sky

I hope someday you get the chance to live like you were dying....
~Tim McGraw

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