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~ Irish Proverb~




Shifting from a surface firm, plunging towards the depths

Down the jagged, shearing cliffs, ocean weaves had leapt

Drenched by salt of icy seas, music in the roar

Salutations traveler, welcome to this shore


Watchers hide in rugged cliffs

As the winds and fog would drift

Have you seen those ancient eyes

Timeworn in primordial guise


If you listen, would they speak

From their heights of rugged peak

Might their language be the old

Could it warm a heart grown cold


Answer questions never asked

Always first and always last

Souls see all, yet never roam

Salty whispers...welcome home


Taim i'ngra leat





(If you look, you just might find faces in the cliffs)
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Reviewed by Becky Crist 4/7/2005
Beautiful write. I am going to Ireland in Sept. although my heart has already been there for many years.

Maireann croí éadrom i bhfad.

Reviewed by J. Pajot 3/11/2005
Enchanting write. I wish I might yet see the Irish lands. A friend of mine was there, and brought me a small slate shard from these cliffs. (I am sure it is not smething that is recommended, but it meant a great deal to me.)
Reviewed by Patrick McCormick 3/10/2005
Well done. I have been there and they are magnificent. When I took my eldest daughter back to Ireland for her first trip there she was very impressed with these cliffs. What little Gaelic I had when growing up in County Down has unfortunately faded and I was not able to translate your last line.

Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 12/31/2004
Note to myself: CALM DOWN! sigh, Anita, I've been to the cliffs! Scrolling down slowly here, your pic came upon me and I responded audibly.

To define them is not necessary and not possible... they are illusive, powerful, and windy. But how could anyone, especially a masterful poet like yourself, not have a need to express the feelings they evoke? Your poem flew to my gut... which is where the memories of this place reside... and this is a fine and true tribute to them.

katy xox. p.s. May I ask that you find Cliffs of Mohr, my poem in my archives... ? I'd love for you to read it. I was in Ireland in 2001. Thanks.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 12/30/2004
I love it dear! You write so beautifully.
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 12/29/2004
Pretty pic ! Beautiful write!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/26/2004
Those cliff beg the poet's to soar, aye, to roar.

Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 12/25/2004
I have never been to Ireland, but your poem and the pic makes me plan a trip over there sometimes soon.
Yes, you're right. I can see faces in the rocks. Amazing.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/24/2004
Graphic image, music and verses unite to present a most beautifully soul-gripping offering. Thank you, Anita. Best wishes of love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Randal Files (Reader) 12/24/2004
Most of us see this picture and only see the cliffs. You see the beauty and the soul of the country. Well done!
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 12/22/2004
Like the poem and that's my kind of music too.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 12/22/2004
I saw a ceremonial mask right in the middle of this!
What a place to take a holiday, it's on my "before I die I want to" list. This place is as beautiful and stunning as your writing describes. Thank you for taking all of us there Lady A.

blessin's and the best of the new year to you,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 12/22/2004
Wonderful writing have a happy holiday!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 12/22/2004
Lady A,

Your poetry always tells such a beautiful story. Love that photo. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 12/21/2004
I'm not Irish in the least. Nonetheless, I appreciated
the talent exemplified in this poem and graphic.
I'd so love to see and photograph these cliffs!
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 12/21/2004
Lady A,

Fantastic music, picture, and write - brings out the Irish in me ... fabulous!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 12/21/2004
Goodness me! It's way too early to set my feet a'tapping and me hips a jigging, but you done it! Just love this - you've captured the spirit of the place just perfectly! Especially the grey cold and the green! But it's beauty, warmth of personality and hospitality are unsurpassed. Welcome home! LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 12/21/2004
Oh this was beautiful! Love the picture and this excellent poem!

Reviewed by William Bonilla 12/20/2004
Well penned my friend
Happy Holiday & Season's Greeting

William .....Peace & Love
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/20/2004
Want to go there myself someday, such a beautiful picture young Lady, as is the poem and the proverb...Ed
Reviewed by robin buehler 12/20/2004
makes me want to go back to ireland :)
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 12/20/2004
Wonderful Poem that evokes the spirit of that mystical place...Great tune as well...Enjoyed!

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/20/2004
I see the faces; and that is a wondrous proverb; and I love the poem, and the music!
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 12/20/2004
This poem took me away, to a soothing place in my mind.
Excellent write.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 12/20/2004
Wonderful imageries. Well-expressed piece.

Here's wishing you a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 12/20/2004
I have seen many things that are not supposed to be seen in nature but I liked this version that you wrote.
Reviewed by jude forese 12/20/2004
impressive imagery! when can i go? ;)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/20/2004
(((lady a)))

you took us there in your fantastic words--a magnificent journey it is--thank you

my parents have been to eire--and want to go back :)

(((HUGS))) and love, continued prayers, and MERRY CHRISTMAS, karla. :)
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/20/2004
I had top laugh aloud at the last line of the first stanza: "Salutations traveler, welcome to this shore" This after explaining about the rugged cliffs and ice salt water and, well, I suppose if you made it ashore that would be welcome enough. What formadible cliffs, indeed. The poem was a delight to read and I could almost taste that cold, salty water spray. Good.
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 12/20/2004
Beautiful write Anita : )

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/20/2004
Tell an Irishman it's good luck to jump from the top, and he'll do it..
Reviewed by Janet Parker 12/20/2004
This is beautifully written. And I loved reading about my heritage.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/20/2004
You have outdone yourself With this beauty Anita! A gem in all ways, love the music and art too!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/20/2004
Stunning package Anita!!

Wow would love to be right there!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 12/20/2004
Yep, I see 'em. Being Scots-Irish myself, I feel a kinship with that mossy auld isle. The picture, music, and poem all go perfect together. What a great treat!

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