Ireland Forever

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    As we approach St. Patrick's Day,  it's important for us to remember that everybody loves an Irishman because an Irishman loves everybody.

    Name three awesome Irish things.  I'll start:

    1. Pints of Guinness lined up on the bar.

    2.  The Rock of Cashel.

    3.  The final paragraph of Joyce's "The Dead."
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    1. Jacksepticeye

    2. Potatoes

    3. Green
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    BOGLAND
    for T. P. Flanagan


    We have no prairies
    To slice a big sun at evening—
    Everywhere the eye concedes to
    Encroaching horizon,


    Is wooed into the cyclops’ eye
    Of a tarn. Our unfenced country
    Is bog that keeps crusting
    Between the sights of the sun.


    They’ve taken the skeleton
    Of the Great Irish Elk
    Out of the peat, set it up
    An astounding crate full of air.


    Butter sunk under
    More than a hundred years
    Was recovered salty and white.
    The ground itself is kind, black butter


    Melting and opening underfoot,
    Missing its last definition
    By millions of years.
    They’ll never dig coal here,


    Only the waterlogged trunks
    Of great firs, soft as pulp.
    Our pioneers keep striking
    Inwards and downwards,


    Every layer they strip
    Seems camped on before.
    The bogholes might be Atlantic seepage.
    The wet centre is bottomless.

    -Seamus Heaney