BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

YeatsBeannachtai La Fheile Phadraig
I chose this particular photograph because it has the feel of an Irish day and I love the rain coloured mountains in the background.

Two gifts on the day when everyone is a little bit Irish…

He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven
by William Butler Yeats

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

and The Chieftains making you want to dance

photo credit: mozzercork via photopin cc

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6 comments on “Happy St Patrick’s Day

  1. bridgeanneartandwriting
    March 17, 2014

    Happy St Patrick’s Day, Bridget!

    • bridget whelan
      March 17, 2014

      Thank you or Go raibh míle maith agat which is about the only bit of Irish I remember hearing at home. (I think that translates to a million thanks in the naturally reserved, understated Irish way.)
      Just remembered another phrase….dún an doras. Close the door!

  2. Karen
    March 17, 2014

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Bridget! 🙂

    • bridget whelan
      March 17, 2014

      I’ve run out of Gaelic so all I can say is thank you and may the wind always be at your back.

  3. The Silver Voice
    March 18, 2014

    Great foot tapping energizing stuff! Gura míle maith agat a Brighid!

    • bridget whelan
      March 19, 2014

      My reply disappeared so I’ll put it again – wasn’t anything witty, except to say thank you and that it’s impossible to sit still to this music or to stop a smile spreading across your face…

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